Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi announced Wednesday that Lebanon is ready to hold the elections, as doors have closed for parliament candidacy with 1043 candidates.
He asked the civil and international communities to monitor the elections and make sure they are transparent.
“We are taking care of every detail to achieve successful and democratic elections,” Mawlawi said, promising to give “a positive image of Lebanon to the Lebanese and international communities.”
He also assured that there are no logistic obstacles. “I am not worried,” he said. “Do not worry.”
The international community has been urging Lebanon for reforms as a prerequisite to unlock support and aid.
The west and the United Nations have been stressing the importance of holding the parliamentary elections on time, as they blamed the political class for corruption and mismanagement leading up to Lebanon’s unprecedented economic crisis.