Vote 2013 – the expatriates
It is estimated that the Lebanese Diaspora includes over 16-20 Million voices, if 40% of them are eligible to vote, that is 6.4 – 8 Million Lebanese that have the right to contribute to their country’s democracy. The out-of-country law is out and in action.
But individuals have to register their names in Lebanese Embassies/Consulates to be able to make the vote before December 31st.
Question that pops in my head and many others, will it be a just vote? Who will monitor and how? Who will register violations? Who will hold responsible the consulates and embassies that are more sectarian than the regime itself!? I’ve been to the Lebanese Consulate in Dubai and embassy in Abu Dhabi, it was never a great experience, ever. It was never a non-sectarian experience either! I’ve also been to several Lebanese Business “groups” with politicians pictures and “colored flags” decorating their offices. Quite a “patriotic” sight.
Beirut Spring: Lebanese Expatriate Voting. How to Take Part in it.
And a campaign worth looking out for and engaging: Take back Parliament – Vote 2013