Lebanon Braces for May 15 Parliamentary Elections

The photo shows Lebanon’s parliament building in Beirut. (Photo courtesy of Heretiq, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons)

On Sunday, May 15, people across Lebanon will vote in parliamentary elections. Around 200,000 Lebanese citizens outside the country have cast ballots remotely. In the 2018 elections, the Iran-backed Hezbollah party won a majority in parliament. In this cycle, they hope to increase their power.

Can this election bring positive change to the government? David with Cry Out Now says, “I overheard someone today in a supermarket basically declaring their hope that everybody in the political class would just die because “all they do is steal” – and that’s not an unusual comment.”

People in Lebanon have the freedom to speak their minds about government officials. David says, “The most common opinion is that there is no hope for anything to change.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Ask God to change the hearts of Lebanon’s corrupt ruling class, no matter the outcome of the elections.
  • Pray Lebanon’s church would display love and unity.