The minister of interior affairs Marwan Charbel has just announced the date of Lebanon’s 2013 parliamentary elections.
We will be heading to the polls in order to perpetuate the current status quo on June 9th. The entire country will be voting on that day and the ministry is apparently done with election preps according to the 1960 law, which was employed in 2009: the law that everyone is against but no one is willing to change.
According to the 1960 law, each caza in Lebanon is its own electoral district.
However, the minister said that if Lebanon’s political parties agree on another electoral law, the date might be postponed by a few weeks. So for all matters and purposes, June 9th it is.
Political parties will start booking those plane tickets for our expats in 3…2….