May 6, 2018 / 9:23 PM / 2 months ago

Lebanese election turnout was 49.2 percent: minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The turnout in Lebanon’s parliamentary election on Sunday was 49.2 percent, down from 54 percent the last time legislative elections were held nine years ago, Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said.

Women queue at a polling station during the parliamentary election, in Beirut, Lebanon, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Peter Cooney

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