May 6, 2018 / 9:23 PM / 14 days ago

Lebanese election turnout was 49.2 percent - minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The turnout in Lebanon’s parliamentary election on Sunday was 49.2 percent, down from 54 percent the last time legislative elections were held nine years ago, Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said.

A Lebanese election official empties a ballot box after the polling station closed during Lebanon's parliamentary election, in Beirut, Lebanon, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Peter Cooney

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