Updated 07 May 2018

Voter apathy apparent in Lebanon’s election despite poll reform measure

In a clear sign of apathy, only 49 per cent of the registered voters in Lebanon’s first election after 9 years turned up on Sunday, May 6, 2018, to cast their ballot. But to some Lebanese, there’s nothing unusual. Some say the figure is good enough. Others say many voters have opted to stay out either because they’re tired of the same faces running for Parliament or they have lost faith in the country’s politics. Arab News journalist Tarek Aliahmad reports.