Wikileaks and Lebanese elections

What many of us had already observed and revealed back then: ‘President Suheil Yamout of the Future Institute (…) aims to fly some ten thousand Brazilian citizens who also hold Lebanese passports back to Lebanon to vote this March, providing up to USD 10,000 in financial support to each one to make the trip. The Future Institute also mentioned that a likely 50,000 Lebanese will self-finance trips back to Lebanon in the spring to participate in the March elections. They are coordinating with Saad Hariri (son of the Prime Minister assassinated in 2005, leader of the Lebanese Future Movement) to ensure that they maximize these votes in the right districts.’

And still M14 manage to lose the popular vote and then – after Junblatt’s defection – their parliamentary majority as well. Faut le faire…


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