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:
Amnesty for criminals
By virtue of the Code of Money and Credit of 1963, Banque du Liban is vested with the exclusive right to issue the Lebanese currency, provided that “the notes of a value equal or over one pound shall bear the facsimile signature of the Governor and First Vice-Governor of the bank.”
Teachers granted 16 “exceptional pay grades” from 2000 to 2017
25 MPs are millionaires and 20 millionaires are MP candidates