Lebanon’s legislative elections, which took place on Sunday, May 15, represent an important step forward for the country, which has been undergoing a serious crisis for over two years now.
France commends Lebanon on holding these elections on schedule. We deplore the incidents and irregularities raised by the European Union Election Observation Mission and hope that they will be fully investigated.
France encourages all the Lebanese authorities to proceed without delay with the designation of a president for the Council of Ministers and the formation of a new cabinet so that they can take the necessary measures to help the country recover and provide credible responses to its people’s aspirations, in particular on the basis of the framework agreement signed with the International Monetary Fund.
France will continue to stand with the Lebanese people.