Lebanon takes a big step toward absentee voting for the diaspora

The following passage in the April 25th edition of Naharnet (2012) (http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/38077-cabinet-approves-mechanism-allowing-expats-to-vote-in-polls) reports:
The government approved on Wednesday a mechanism that would allow Lebanese expatriates to vote in the 2013 parliamentary elections and approved a reduction in the weight of the Arabic bread pack to appease bakeries.
The government is scheduled to hold a meeting at the Grand Serail next Wednesday to discuss the details of the mechanism and ways to implement it, Information Minister Walid al-Daouq told reporters after the session held at the presidential palace.
Another session will be held at Baabda palace next Thursday, he said.

As the snipet implies, there are lots of political and logistical obstacles to implementing this step. Stay tuned.