Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced that legislative elections will take place before the current parliament’s term ends.
During a televised economic conference in Beirut, Mikati expressed that while the exact date of elections is still to be decided, the vote will take place before May 21.
Initially, Lebanon’s parliament had agreed to hold legislative elections on March 27 of the following year. The election was originally scheduled for May.
Prime Minister Najib Mikati, on the other hand, stated in late September that officials were considering holding the elections sooner to avoid campaigning during Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting.
“God willing, the elections will be fair and transparent,” Mikati said.