• Short Summary

    Voting in the second stage of the Lebanese general elections passed off quietly on Sunday (23 April) in the South Lebanon and Bekaa provinces.

  • Description

    Voting in the second stage of the Lebanese general elections passed off quietly on Sunday (23 April) in the South Lebanon and Bekaa provinces. Although voting centres such as Baalbek and Zahle were watched by troops and heavy police guards, there were few incidents.

    The election is being held in three separate stages to allow for the concentration of security forces. The first, in Beirut and the north, was held on April 17, and the third stage will take place on Sunday (April 30) in the Mount Lebanon Province.

    The elections are for the country's single-chamber 99-seat parliament. It's hoped the security forces will be able to prevent ???isorders, election rigging or public buying of votes. The first stage of the election passed off with few incidents although two people were ???illed and seven others injured in a clash in a non-polling area.

    Thirty-three of parliament's seats were contested by 158 candidates ???n Sunday's polling. Among the candidates was Deputy Joseph Skaf who ???as involved in a shooting incident in which one of his bodyguards was willed trying to protect him.

    Thirty-six deputies were elected during the first stage of the ???lections and the remaining 30 will be elected in the third phase next sunday.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1RZBUVYSKGW8SM6DMPUROJ9FD
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RZBUVYSKGW8SM6DMPUROJ9FD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment