Lebanese elctoral monitors stand at a polling station in Ain al-Rummaneh on the southern outskirts of Beirut on May 6, 2018, as the country votes in its first parliamentary elections in nine years. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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International monitors and local electoral NGOs gave conflicting reports Sunday regarding the severity of issues facing Lebanese voters at polling stations.The EU team, made up of 131 observers, deployed around Lebanon and visited 355 polling stations, Valenciano said.Access to the polling stations was one of the most significant problems documented by the EU team.A number of independent observers used social media to document problems faced by those with limited mobility – including images of some people being carried up stairs by Internal Security Forces personnel, other voters and Civil Defense volunteers.Les Campbell, part of the mission's leadership, said the NDI's 31 observers had been split into 15 groups.
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