Noticias

Parliamentary Election Turnout 49 Percent, Says Mashnouq

07 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Less than half of Lebanon's electorate voted in Sunday's general elections, according to a provisional turnout figure of 49.2 percent announced by Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.

The figure marked a drop from the 54 percent of voters who cast a ballot in 2009, the last time Lebanon elected its parliament.

"This is a new law and voters were not familiar with it, nor were the heads of polling stations," Mashnouq said in a news conference. "Voting operations were very slow."

U.N. Appeals for Stability in Lebanon after Vote

07 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

The United Nations on Monday urged Lebanon's politicians to act responsibly to protect Lebanon's stability following elections that saw Hizbullah and its allies make gains.

"We hope that all Lebanese political stakeholders will continue to act responsibly in the days following polling to protect Lebanon's stability, which should include the swift formation of a government," said U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

Hizbullah is set to cement its dominance in Lebanon after the party of its main rival, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, suffered heavy losses.

Aliados de Hezbollah ganan elecciones en Líbano

07 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Reuters

Hezbollah y sus aliados políticos obtuvieron poco más de la mitad de los escaños en las elecciones parlamentarias en Líbano, según resultados no oficiales, en un impulso para un movimiento respaldado por Irán que se opone fuertemente a Israel y que pone de relieve la creciente influencia de Teherán en la región.

Considerado como un grupo terrorista por Estados Unidos, el grupo chií Hezbollah, fuertemente armado, ha incrementado su poder desde que se involucró en la guerra en Siria para respaldar al presidente Bashar al-Assad en 2012.

Nasralá habla de "victoria moral y política" de Hezbolá y sus aliados

07 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Europa Press

El secretario general del partido-milicia chií libanés Hezbolá, Hasán Nasralá, ha destacado este lunes la "victoria moral y política" de la formación y sus aliados en las elecciones parlamentarias celebradas el domingo en el país.

En sus primeras declaraciones tras las elecciones, Nasralá ha subrayado que "completar las elecciones ya es una victoria en sí misma", al tiempo que ha manifestado que "es una victoria para todos los libaneses que participaron en los comicios".

Líbano elige parlamento nueve años después

04 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
ABC

Con apenas 4 millones de habitantes, el país tiene un enrevesado sistema electoral designado para mantener la paz civil entre suníes, chiíes, cristianos y drusos, enfrentados entre ellos en numerosas ocasiones desde la independencia en 1943.

Líbano celebrará este domingo sus primeras elecciones legislativas después de nueve años y bajo el amparo de una compleja ley electoral que permite la irrupción en los comicios de nuevos partidos ciudadanos y candidatos independientes frente a la inamovible vieja guardia de la política libanesa.

Lebanon's New Electoral Law: What You Need to Know

04 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Lebanon is set to hold its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade on May 6, after a drawn-out political stalemate finally produced a new electoral law in 2017. The new system maintains the sectarian seat allocation in the 128-member parliament, but swaps out the decades-old plurality system for a proportional list-based one.  Below are the most prominent elements of the law. 

- Districts - The new law reduces the number of voting districts from 26 to 15.

EU Election Monitors Fan Out ahead of Sunday Vote

04 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

European Union election monitors are deploying around Lebanon, ahead of the country's first parliamentary elections in nearly a decade.

Over a hundred observers from European Union countries, as well as Norway and Sweden, will be working during the elections, according to the EU Election Observation Mission in Lebanon.

The observers were invited by the Lebanese government to monitor and assess the voting scheduled for Sunday.

Elena Valenciano, Lebanon chief observer for the mission, said political parties in Lebanon are "really committed to have good elections."

Govt. Convenes in Final Meet Before General Elections

03 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Lebanon’s government will convene in a final meeting before the country launches its general elections on Sunday, to discuss some files described as “non controversial” amid expectations it is going to be “calm and short”, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

The Cabinet, convening at Baabda Palace, will discuss “two reports presented by the ministers of defence and interior, highlighting the security measures ahead of the elections and the security and military apparatuses tasked with preserving a safe and smooth electoral process,” sources told the daily.

Mashnouq from Zahle: Law Compliance, Responsibility of Voters, Candidates

02 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

A couple of days before Lebanon launches its general elections, Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq urged voters and candidates on Wednesday to “abide by the law” to ensure a smooth electoral process.

“Our responsibility is to watch ourselves, and to ensure a calm electoral process similar to the municipal elections. We must learn from the elections abroad,” said Mashnouq from Zahle Serail in Eastern Lebanon.

El Líbano celebra unas inciertas elecciones

02 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
La Vanguardia

El Líbano acude a las urnas el próximo domingo para renovar el Parlamento por primera vez desde 2009, al amparo de una nueva ley electoral de efectos inciertos, en un país frágil por sus equilibrios confesionales y por las influencias de las potencias regionales.

Las nuevas reglas electorales, aprobadas en 2017 tras arduas negociaciones, establecen un sistema proporcional, pero mantienen la división del electorado en función de su religión, algo que, en opinión de algunos observadores, garantiza que las tradicionales familias políticas libanesas mantengan el poder.

Bassil: Lebanese Expat Voting Record 59% Turnout

30 Abr 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil said in a press conference Monday that the turnout rate for Lebanese expats voting reached 59%, stressing that it “reflects the enthusiasm of Lebanese.”

In a press conference he held at the foreign ministry concluding the country’s expats voting, Bassil said: “Lebanese expat voting has reflected the enthusiasm and interest of Lebanese,” to practice their national right, “although some media outlets were hinting otherwise.”

“Official turnout statistics have shown 59% of people registered have cast their votes,” he said.

U.S. Says Won’t Interfere in Lebanese Expats Right to Vote

28 Abr 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

As Lebanon gears for its second day of Lebanese expats voting on Sunday, the United States’ foreign ministry said the US “will not interfere in the right of Lebanese to vote,” MTV reported Saturday.

“The US administration will not interfere in the Lebanese right to vote,” a US source from the US foreign ministry told the television station on condition of anonymity.

MTV added that around 10,000 Lebanese expats are set to cast their votes on Sunday.

Lebanese Expat Voting Begins in 6 Arab Countries

27 Abr 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Expatriates kicked off Lebanon's parliamentary polls by voting abroad on Friday, a first for the small country's huge diaspora.

The 12,611 Lebanese voters registered in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt will be the first to cast ballots for the 128 seats in Lebanon's parliament.

The overall voter turnout was at 48.11% at 5:25 pm Beirut time according to the National News Agency.

Voters elsewhere in the world will vote on Sunday, a week before the May 6 polling in Lebanon, which has not renewed its parliament since 2009.

Fresh Faces but Same Old Names

26 Abr 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Fresh young faces may be campaigning to win a seat in Lebanon's parliament next month, but their family names are anything but new.

For decades the same families have played a pivotal role in the small Middle Eastern country, officially ruled by a parliamentary democratic system but where political power is still informally handed down through generations.

As Lebanon finally heads to the legislative polls after a nine-year hiatus, several candidates hail from a third -- or even fourth generation -- of the same political clans.

Aoun to Address Expats, Move ‘Serves’ Bassil Electoral Campaign

25 Abr 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Preparations for Lebanese emigrants voting from abroad are underway as President Michel Aoun is set to deliver a statement Wednesday evening urging Lebanese expats for massive participation in the country’s general elections, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

Lebanon’s parliamentary elections will be held on May 6, but Lebanese expats will be voting from April 27 to 29.

Aoun will address Lebanese expats through media outlets and will emphasize the importance of participation in the electoral process under the new electoral law, said the daily.

Electoral Supervisory Committee Says ‘No Power over Political Candidates’

23 Abr 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

The Electoral Supervisory Committee acknowledged on Monday that the powers entrusted to it do not include powers over candidates from the political class.

“The authority given to the electoral supervisory committee do not include powers over political candidates,” head of the committee, ex-Judge Nadim Abdul Malak told reporters during a press conference.

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