Counting ballots is underway in polling centers across Lebanon late Sunday as preliminary results start to emerge in several districts in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections.
Gates of polling stations were closed at 19:00 *Beirut time) across all the electoral districts in Lebanon. Meanwhile, voters who queued in front of the polling stations waiting for their turn to vote were allowed inside the stations to prevent any newcomer from entering.
In general, the electoral process took place in a calm and democratic manner, except few troubles and violations that were recorded.
According to the latest figures, voter turnout percentage were as follows:
Beirut I (Ashrafieh, Saifi, Rmeil, Medawar): 27 %
Beirut II (Ras Beirut, Minet el Hosn, Dar El Mrayse, Mazraa, Msaytbe, Zkak El Blat, Bachoura, Port): 41 %
Mount Lebanon I (Keserwan, Jbeil): 50 %
Mount Lebanon II (Metn): 48 %
Mount Lebanon III (Baabda): 53 %
Mount Lebanon IV (Chouf, Aley): 39 %
North I (Akkar): 27 %
North II (Tripoli, Minieh, Donniyeh): 22 %
North III (Zgharta, Bcharre, Koura, Batroun): 45 %
Bekaa I (Zahleh): 32 %
Bekaa II (West Bekaa, Rachaya): 38 %
Bekaa III: 50 %
South I (Saida, Jezzine): 38 %
South II (Tyre and villages of Saida Al-Zahrani): 49 %
SouthIII (Bint Jbeil, Nabatieh, Marjaayoun, Hasbaya): 53 %
Source: Al-Manar English Website