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Arab Countries: News Agency and Vote Marks

arab countries: Sunday's vote in 33 countries comes two days after thousands of Lebanese voted in six Arab countries, according to CTV. The vote marks the first time that Lebanese are allowed to vote abroad. Lebanon's political system distributes power among the country's different religious communities, and the main parties are led by political dynasties that fought one another during the 1975-1990 civil war. Millions of Lebanese live abroad, but Lebanon's state-run news agency says the number of registered voters is 82,970. Australia has the largest number of registered voters, with about 12,000, followed by Canada with 11,438 and the United States with about 10,000. The voting inside Lebanon will be held next Sunday. ( As reported in the news.