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Conflict Incident Report

Army units carried out their deployment in all areas of Lebanon

Date of incident: 
May 5, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
State Security
General Security

Polling station employees across Lebanon began distributing thousands of ballot boxes morning in preparation in preparation for crucial parliamentary elections set.

The distribution of ballot boxes began at 7:00 am, under official supervision, at fund distribution centers around various districts in Lebanon.

The boxes were distributed according to a mechanism set up by the Interior Ministry allowing heads of polling stations to receive the boxes easily without any delay.

The elections, the first legislative elections in nine years, will be held in 15 electoral districts and based on a complex proportional representation electoral system replacing a majoritarian winner-takes-all system.

Some 21,000 security personnel from the Internal Security Forces, the State Security and General Security will be in charge inside polling stations. Meanwhile, the army will maintain security around the centers and roads leading to it, local daily said.

Army units carried out their deployment yesterday in all areas of Lebanon according to a security plan in which additional units were allocated to areas considered “exceptional.”

Primary category: 
Military/Security Forces Deployment
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.