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Public budgets estimate detailed data for all state revenues and expenditures, but they are often inaccurate. Expenditures are always higher than revenues, which leads to an increase in the deficit and to supplemental appropriations that would cover budget shortfalls. The following table shows that...

In searching for a new parliamentary electoral law, some “Christian political forces” have called for moving 5 “Christian seats” from their current “Muslim-majority districts” to other “Christian-majority districts”.

Multiple ministries and public organizations are sometimes awarding their public works projects to certain companies according to declared tenders, or at other times, by mutual consent.

Post-Taëf Lebanese Governments “Sovereign Ministries” Exclusive for Zu'ama and Sects

Buildings and archaeological sites Zoning resolutions (1980-2016) Concrete has taken over Lebanon. Towering buildings and random construction are eliminating green areas and destroying archaeological sites, traditional houses, and monuments that should be preserved and are listed as having...

The results of municipal elections lebanon 2016

After a 21-month delay, the Lebanese government finally conducted the parliamentary by-election in Jezzine on May 22, 2016 to fill out the Maronite seat which had become vacant on June 27, 2014 following the death of MP Michel Helo. According to Article 41 of the Lebanese Constitution, the election...

The Lebanese political and sectarian camps diverge on the optimal formula for the parliamentary election law and chances are they will not agree on any formula without external interference that helps get the electoral law off the ground. The primary division revolves around two critical points:

Political power in Lebanon is bequeathed from parents to sons to grandsons. According to paragraph C of the preamble to the Lebanese Constitution, “Lebanon is a parliamentary democratic republic”. In theory, this might be true. In practice though, Lebanon is closer to an eighteen-sect emirate...

The occupancy of coastal public properties is both a paramount and a thorny matter. Paramount because, whether legal or not, the occupancy fails to provide the state with revenues commensurate with the value of the occupied seaside areas and thorny because since the end of the Civil War, due to...