Sweden to Send Observers to Lebanon

The Swedish government has decided to send election observers to Lebanon in connection with the parliamentary election there expected to start on May 29th. The observers will be sent on condition that an EU mission is invited by the Lebanese Government.

Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) has been instructed to recruit and train a maximum of 7 election observers, 5 of whom are to be short-term observers.

Minister for International Development Cooperation Carin Jämtin said in a statement that ”Sweden supports democratic development in Lebanon.” She added that Sweden believes that it is ”important to contribute election observers in connection with the parliamentary election.”