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VIDEO: UAE sees highest Lebanese voter turnout rates, reaching 68.39%

VIDEO: UAE sees highest Lebanese voter turnout rates, reaching 68.39%

Lebanese expats check lists with electoral staff at Lebanon's Consulate in Dubai. AFP

Rlixa, Staff Reporter

Lebanese expatriates in the United Arab Emirates voted on Sunday ahead of the May 15 parliamentary elections.

The UAE recorded one of the highest Lebanese voter turnout rates, reaching 68.39%, according to sources associated with the election programme.

The critical election comes amid an unprecedented financial crisis that has spurred a mass population exodus, although while opposition figures have pinned their hopes on the diaspora vote, experts say the political status quo is expected to remain.

Lebanese expats were seen dancing as they queued to cast their votes for the May 15 legislative election at Lebanon's Consulate in Dubai.