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Government and elections

As stipulated by the Taëf Agreement, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, head of the FPM, has proposed a reduction in the number of MPs from 128 to 108.

More than 24 bills and proposals of parliamentary electoral laws are being discussed today. This number may increase every day and every week

The Lebanese Senate A Constitutional Provision YET to Be Enforced

Twenty two parliamentary sessions have been held since the presidential seat fell vacant on May 25, 2014, none of which has resulted in the election of a new president. Politicians and religious scholars are urging MPs to head to Parliament and not to leave until a president is elected. Although...

During seven sessions convened since its formation on February 15, 2014, the government of Tamam Salam has approved 40 appointments to the vacant Grade 1 posts leaving 33 vacancies unfilled. This task has been regarded as a significant achievement, especially since none of the previous governments...

The factors governing the outcome of any parliamentary election are numerous. Those include, inter alia, the electoral law, the division of constituencies, the electoral alliances, the running candidates and the number of eligible voters and their distribution by political, sectarian or ethnic...

The deadline for submitting candidacies for the parliamentary elections scheduled for Sunday, November 16, 2014 expired at midnight on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The final number of candidates was 514 compared to 705 in 2013, when the deadline for candidacies was on May 27/28, before a law...

Following the article on General Fouad Chehab in The Monthly’s issue no. 142, June 2014, our team has received a number of responses, most of which refer to The Road to Power, a book written by Captain Fouad Awad on his personal experience with General Chehab. The book, published in 1973,...

Twelve presidents have succeeded to office since Lebanon became independent in 1943. Each presidential election was governed by certain circumstances reflecting the date of the election, the number of voters and the number of voting rounds.

The term of office of the President of the Republic of Lebanon, Michel Suleiman, expired on May 24/25, 2014. Due to the failure of MPs to elect a successor to Suleiman, the presidential office is vacant. The vacuum is not the first of its kind, for Lebanon has seen four presidential vacuum...