Government and Elections
In addition to the three vacant seats (death of MP Badr Wannous, resignation of MP Robert Fadel, and the election of General Michel Aoun to the presidency), 43 MPs did not submit their candidacies.
Starting today, Monday February 5, 2018, until the night of Tuesday to Wednesday March 6, the Ministry of Interior’s Directorate for Political Affairs and Refugees will open its doors to receive the applications of candidates standing for parliamentary elections scheduled for Sunday, May 6, 2018.
On Sunday May 6, 2018, Lebanese voters will head to polling locations in villages, towns and cities to cast their vote in the parliamentary elections. Based on the last elections, the number of polling stations is 5,182, distributed over the districts as follows:
25 MPs are millionaires and 20 millionaires are MP candidates
North Lebanon’s Third District: Christian voters have increased by 3.4%, Muslim voters by 21.7%
North Lebanon’s Second District: Christian voters have decreased by 0.18%, Muslim voters have increased by 24.1%
North Lebanon’s First District: Christian voters have increased by 7.3%, Muslim voters by 30.7%
Some media professionals and politicians believe that Lebanese Sunnis are concentrated in Beirut, but the reality is otherwise. The number of Sunni voters in Beirut is declining year after year, and only represented 21.6% of all Sunni voters in Lebanon in 2017. This ratio has declined according to...