Lebanon: Voting in parliamentary election underway in Beirut

Voters streamed into polling stations across Lebanon on Sunday, as the country holds a parliamentary election for the first time since 2009. Some 583 candidates are competing across 15 districts for 128 seats in Lebanon's parliament. The vote is being held under a new law, which has introduced a system of proportional representation. The public cast two votes; one for a list of candidates and... Еще one for a single candidate. The election is considered to be a test for the Western-backed Sunni Prime Minister Hariri, who contends with the political wing of Shiite Hezbollah. The voting is scheduled to last until 19:00 local time [16:00 GMT].

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