On Sunday, voting procedures began for the general elections in Lebanon, where over 3.91 million people will go to ballot boxes for the first time since the 2019 popular protests.
As of 7:00 a.m. local time, the doors of the voting centers in 15 constituencies across the country opened.
According to Lebanon’s Interior Ministry, a total of 718 candidates are running for the 128-seat parliament, and the voting age is 21.
Especially in the capital Beirut, the Lebanese army announced that they have taken intense security measures in many regions of the country, according to a statement on Saturday.
The last elections were held in Lebanon on May 6, 2018, with a turnout of 49 percent.
Lebanon has been grappling with a severe economic crisis since late 2019, as the Lebanese elections are taking place. A massive currency depreciation, as well as fuel and medical shortages, are also present in the country.