Lebanon News

Statistics Lebanon to carry out Christian poll

BEIRUT: Statistics Lebanon has been tasked with creating an opinion poll to determine which presidential candidate Lebanese Christians favor, the company confirmed Monday.

A local newspaper said preparations were underway ahead of the polling involving 4,600 Christian citizens.

It said Statistics Lebanon would ask one question: “Who is your candidate for the presidency?”

A source from Statistics Lebanon, a prominent polling and research company, confirmed the report to The Daily Star.

Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun, the March 8 presidential candidate, had proposed carrying out the poll.

Aoun’s March 14 rival, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, has supported the idea.

Lebanon has been without a head of state since President Michel Sleiman left office at the end of his term in May 2014.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 07, 2015, on page 3.

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