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Municipalities

Two years later after politicians and MPs, particularly from the Change and Reform Bloc, demanded the distribution of the municipalities’ shares of mobile phone revenues, Decree no. 2339 was finally issued on November 30, 2015 defining the value and distribution mechanism of these shares as well...

Article 114 of the Municipal Act defines the municipal union as a union consisting of a number of municipalities and enjoying legal character and financial autonomy. Establishment of the union

Members from across the political spectrum compete with each other to release statements that support the rights of municipalities and urge the state to pay its financial obligations to them instead of channeling the funds towards different parties or purposes such as covering budget deficit or...

The ‘excellent’ municipality of Beirut, so dubbed in the past few decades, is only excellent at spending the exorbitant amounts of money deposited in its bank accounts. It is estimated that more than LBP 500 billion has been spent on superfluous tasks and projects.

Lebanon’s most recent municipal elections were held in May 2010. Since then, 71 municipal councils have been dissolved for a variety of reasons: 1) disputes — mostly familial or partisan — among the members of the council, 2) disputes between the members and the head of the council, 3)...

Knowing that the presence of municipalities is critical to promote development at the local level, the successive Ministers of Interior and Municipalities have been establishing municipal councils in the Lebanese towns and villages since 1997. However, a number of these emerging municipalities...

With the issuance of decisions No. 555 and 567 on the 3rd and 8th of April 2013, two new municipalities came to being in the Masnaa Zahra town of Baalbeck and the Mtayleb town of Matn, bringing the total of Lebanon’s municipalities to 1003, while 321 towns remain without an official local...