Lebanon Daily News Brief 04/26/2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022


Military Tasked With Investigating Boat Sinking Off Coast of Tripoli
According to AP News, The military has been tasked with conducting a ‘transparent investigations into the circumstances behind the incident,’ under the supervision of the judiciary, said Information Minister Ziad Makari following an emergency Cabinet session Tuesday.” [AP News]

France, KSA Announce $30 Million Fund for Lebanon
Today the governments of France and Saudi Arabia announced a $30 million, joint development fund aimed at supporting Lebanon’s food security and health sector via humanitarian projects aimed at providing emergency aid – especially in the form of food assistance and supported access to primary healthcare – for Lebanon’s most vulnerable communities. [Reuters]

Session on Capital Controls Law Cancelled 
According to L’Orient Today, the joint committee session on the capital control law was cancelled, which coincided with large protests outside the Lebanese Parliament building: Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri had referred the draft law to the Finance and Budget Committee and the Administration and Justice Committee, which were able to convene in three sessions to discuss it, the last of which was held Tuesday. An agreement hasn’t been reached by the joint committees due to pressure from the protesters who blocked a number of MPs from entering Parliament, insisting on discussing the economic recovery plan first.” [L’Orient Today]



Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Voting From The Diaspora For Lebanon’s Elections
Asem Awad

Awad writes, “The Lebanese diaspora and expats will get the chance to vote in the 2022 Electionsbefore their counterparts in Lebanon. Local elections will take place on May 15th while abroad elections will happen on May 6th and May 8th. Out-of-country voting dates differ from one country to the other, you can check with your respective local diplomatic mission or check out: Here Are All The Voting Locations For The Lebanese Elections. The dates for abroad elections are determined by time zones and country weekend days policy. In simple terms, voting will take place on either a Friday or a Sunday, depending on holidays in the country of residence.”

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