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Lebanon Holds First Parliamentary Election In Nearly 10 Years

Parliament extended its own term twice since the last election in 2009.
Posted at 4:27 PM, May 06, 2018

Lebanon held a parliamentary election Sunday — its first in nearly a decade.

The last election was in 2009. There were supposed to be elections in 2013, but Parliament extended its own term twice.

Voter turnout this year was reportedly low, despite some in the international community seeing the election possibly playing a role in shaping politics in the region.

Official results aren't expected until Monday or Tuesday.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.