In the context of the electoral process, which began with expatriate voting last week and was completed with the staff elections on Thursday, which was not without violations that took place due to poor organization and violations of the rules and regulations of the electoral process, the transparency and integrity of the elections emerge as a fundamental challenge to official authorities as well as non-governmental associations.
As part of the process of monitoring and following up on the electoral entitlement, the work of the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADY) has been active to ensure the integrity and transparency of the voting process in all respects, and to develop the mechanisms of the electoral law, in addition to transmitting any documented violation to the concerned authorities, noting that the first two phases of this entitlement did not They enjoy complete and absolute transparency in view of the violations that were recorded during the completion of the process.
In this context, Ayman Dandash, a member of the administrative body of the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADEC), pointed out that “the commission’s units, including fixed and mobile observers, will be fully prepared to accompany the electoral process, and the number of members in these units is about 1,000, and they are distributed Their tasks are between following up the work of the registration committees in the pens and monitoring the sorting operations.”
In an interview with the online newspaper Al-Anbaa, Dandash indicated that “a strange phenomenon was observed during the polling process for employees on Thursday, as there are a number of polling station chiefs who are not familiar with the electoral law and voting mechanisms.”
With regard to the violations monitored by “Ladi”, Dandash stated that “there are frequent violations between the elections of employees and expatriates alike, including the failure to guarantee secrecy, in addition to the organization of electoral campaigns inside the polling stations.”