An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it. – George Bernard Shaw

A camel painted blue, with the colour of the Lebanese prime minister's Future Movement, is seen sitting beneath a pickup truck during a campaign rally for him in the upcoming parliamentary elections, in the southern port city of Saida. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

A camel painted blue, with the colour of the Lebanese prime minister’s Future Movement, is seen sitting beneath a pickup truck during a campaign rally for him in the upcoming parliamentary elections, in the southern port city of Saida. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Security forces jump across streams of blood flowing from slaughtered sheep painted blue with the colour of the Prime Minister's Future Movement during a campaign rally and a reception of the PM in the southern port city of Saida . (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Security forces jump across streams of blood flowing from slaughtered sheep painted blue with the colour of the Prime Minister’s Future Movement during a campaign rally and a reception of the PM in the southern port city of Saida . (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Members of Lebanese Red Cross carry a coffin of Hanna Lahoud, who was killed in Taiz, Yemen by unknown gunmen, during a mass funeral in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Members of Lebanese Red Cross carry a coffin of Hanna Lahoud, who was killed in Taiz, Yemen by unknown gunmen, during a mass funeral in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Minister Gibran Bassil, left, stand next to a giant screen following voting by expatriates in six Arab countries, ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on May 6, at the Foreign Ministry in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Minister Gibran Bassil, left, stand next to a giant screen following voting by expatriates in six Arab countries, ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on May 6, at the Foreign Ministry in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Election water bottles are seen at a polling station in the suburb of Greenacre in western Sydney, Australia. (Peter Parks / AFP)

Election water bottles are seen at a polling station in the suburb of Greenacre in western Sydney, Australia. (Peter Parks / AFP)

Lebanese take part in an event called 'Operation Big Blue' to clean up the Lebanese coast, at Ramlet al-Bayda seaside in Beirut, Lebanon. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

Lebanese take part in an event called ‘Operation Big Blue’ to clean up the Lebanese coast, at Ramlet al-Bayda seaside in Beirut, Lebanon. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

Lebanese voting inside a polling station at the Lebanese School in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. (Issouf Sanogo / AFP)

Lebanese voting inside a polling station at the Lebanese School in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. (Issouf Sanogo / AFP)

Secretary general of Lebanese Communist party Hanna Gharib (4-L) during a demonstration to mark International Labor Day in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Secretary general of Lebanese Communist party Hanna Gharib (4-L) during a demonstration to mark International Labor Day in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Women from Asian and African countries working as domestic workers carry their national flags and placards demanding better work conditions such as minimum wage, during a demonstration to mark International Labor Day. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Women from Asian and African countries working as domestic workers carry their national flags and placards demanding better work conditions such as minimum wage, during a demonstration to mark International Labor Day. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Committee of the families of the abducted and the forcibly missing carrying signs with writing 'one vote for the missing' during a demonstration to mark International Labor Day, Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Committee of the families of the abducted and the forcibly missing carrying signs with writing ‘one vote for the missing’ during a demonstration to mark International Labor Day, Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Saad Hariri gestures on stage during a campaign rally in the southern port city of Saida, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Saad Hariri gestures on stage during a campaign rally in the southern port city of Saida, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

A Giant electoral billboard set up by the Ministry of Interior hangs on the wall of a building in Beirut, in its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade nears. (Joseph Eid / AFP)

A Giant electoral billboard set up by the Ministry of Interior hangs on the wall of a building in Beirut, in its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade nears. (Joseph Eid / AFP)

A great wheel in Beirut carries electoral billboards of Saad Hariri and his slain father and former prime minister Rafic Hariri. (Joseph Eid / AFP)

A great wheel in Beirut carries electoral billboards of Saad Hariri and his slain father and former prime minister Rafic Hariri. (Joseph Eid / AFP)

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is seen on a screen during election rallies a few days before the general election in Baalbeck, Lebanon. (Hasan Abdallah / REUTERS)

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is seen on a screen during election rallies a few days before the general election in Baalbeck, Lebanon. (Hasan Abdallah / REUTERS)

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