Lebanon holds first vote since financial meltdown, blast | News | DW

Voting began in Lebanon on Sunday in the country’s parliamentary election amid the fallout from multiple political and economic crises.

Polls opened across 15 electoral districts at 7 a.m. local time, following months of ambiguity over whether the voting to elect Lebanon’s new parliament would go ahead.

What do we know so far?

A total of 128 parliamentary seats will be filled following the results.

All of the traditional parties are running with their familiar leaders, including the Free Patriotic Movement, Amal, Hezbollah, the Lebanese Forces and the Progressive Socialist Party of the Druze.

After a campaign that was restrained by the country’s all-consuming economic woes, 3.9 million Lebanese are eligible to vote.

The army was deployed across the nation to secure the election.

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