Head of the Constitutional Council Issam Suleiman announced on Thursday that 17 appeals have be filed to the Council contesting the results of the parliamentary elections.
Suleiman said the appeal “does not stop the results of the elections. Elected candidates are considered lawmakers as soon as the results are announced,” he said during a press conference one day after the deadline for submitting appeals expired.
“The Council is going to seriously address all appeals,” pointing out that it is “waiting for the report of the Electoral Supervisory Committee to expand investigations in order to verify the information and violations reported.”
Lebanon held its first general elections in nine years on May 6 with candidates across several electoral districts seeking to overturn the recent results.