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A Lebanese Sunni Muslim woman checks her ballot behind a booth as she votes in the first parliamentary election in nine years, in the northern port city of Tripoli on May 6, 2018.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has an electorate of around 3.7 million, and were due to close 12 hours later, with results from all 15 districts expected the following day
AFP
An elderly Lebanese Sunni Muslim woman casts her ballot in a box as she votes in the first parliamentary election in nine years, in the northern port city of Tripoli on May 6, 2018.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has an electorate of around 3.7 million, and were due to close 12 hours later, with results from all 15 districts expected the following day.
Reuters
Lebanese prime minister and candidate for the parliamentary election Saad al-Hariri shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote during the parliamentary election in Beirut, Lebanon, May 6, 2018.
AFP
A Lebanese Sunni Muslim woman wearing a full-face veil (niqab) checks her ballot behind a booth as she votes in the first parliamentary election in nine years, in the northern port city of Tripoli on May 6, 2018.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has an electorate of around 3.7 million, and were due to close 12 hours later, with results from all 15 districts expected the following day.
Reuters
Lebanese prime minister and candidate for the parliamentary election Saad al-Hariri casts his vote at a polling station in Beirut, Lebanon, May 6, 2018.
AFP
A Lebanese Sunni Muslim woman wearing a full-face veil (niqab) casts her ballot in a box as she votes in the first parliamentary election in nine years, in the northern port city of Tripoli on May 6, 2018.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has an electorate of around 3.7 million, and were due to close 12 hours later, with results from all 15 districts expected the following day.
AFP
Lebanese Sunni Muslim women vote in the first parliamentary election in nine years, in the northern coastal town of Qalamoun, north of the capital Beirut on May 6, 2018.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has an electorate of around 3.7 million, and were due to close 12 hours later, with results from all 15 districts expected the following day
AFP
Lebanese Sunni Muslim women vote in the first parliamentary election in nine years, in the northern coastal town of Qalamoun, north of the capital Beirut on May 6, 2018.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has an electorate of around 3.7 million, and were due to close 12 hours later, with results from all 15 districts expected the following day.
Reuters
Osama Saad, a candidate for the parliamentary election holds his ballot envelope at a polling station in Sidon, Lebanon May 6, 2018.
AFP
A Lebanese Sunni Muslim woman wearing a full-face veil (niqab) checks her ballot behind a booth as she votes in the first parliamentary election in nine years, in the northern port city of Tripoli on May 6, 2018.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has an electorate of around 3.7 million, and were due to close 12 hours later, with results from all 15 districts expected the following day.
Reuters
Lebanon's former Prime Minister and a candidate for the parliamentary election Najib Mikati, holds his ballot at a polling station in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, May 6, 2018.
AFP
Reporters gather around Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C) as he arrives to cast vote outside a polling station in the capital Beirut on May 6, 2018 as the country votes in the first parliamentary election in nine years.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has an electorate of around 3.7 million, and were due to close 12 hours later, with results from all 15 districts expected the following day.
Reuters
Lebanon's former Prime Minister and a candidate for the parliamentary election Najib Mikati, casts his vote at a polling station in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, May 6, 2018
Reuters
A woman in a wheelchair casts her vote at a polling station during the parliamentary election, in Sidon, Lebanon May 6, 2018.
Reuters
Government election officials carry ballot boxes which will be located in polling stations ahead of the country's May 6 parliamentary election, in Beirut, Lebanon, May 5, 2018.
AFP
A handout picture provided by the Lebanese photo agency Dalati and Nohra on May 6, 2018 shows Lebanese President Michel Aoun casting his vote at a polling station in Beirut's southern suburb of Haret Hreik.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am across the small country, which has an electorate of around 3.7 million, and were due to close 12 hours later, with results from all 15 districts expected the following day.
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