Observers of EU EOM Lebanon 2018 walk in Beirut on May 4, 2018 to visit the country's various governorates ahead of the country's parliamentary elections on May 6. AFP / ANWAR AMRO
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A group of international observers from an EU mission tasked with monitoring upcoming elections deployed around Lebanon Friday. An initial-36 member short-term monitoring team from the European Union Election Observation Mission joined long-term observers already situated around the country.The NDI also fielded a mission for Lebanon's last elections in 2009 .In addition to the 36 short-term and 24 long-term observers, the EU mission will be made up of a further 40 observers from embassy staff from EU member states based in Beirut, a delegation of seven European MPs, and a core team of analysts and staff from Europe.
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