President Michel Suleiman noted on Monday that French citizens of Lebanese heritage practiced their right to vote in France’s presidential election on Sunday. He therefore said that “it is only natural for Lebanese expatriates to vote in the 2013 parliamentary elections.”

He hoped that “serious discussion and efforts” would kick off over the adoption of an electoral law in order for “the necessary preparations for the law and the voting of expatriates to get underway.”

To this end, the president held talks with Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour on allowing expatriates to vote. [Source]