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Municipal and Ikhtiariah elections were held in May 2016. Since then, 10 new municipalities have been established, increasing the number of Lebanese municipalities to 1,042 by the beginning of April 2017. The newly formed municipalities have not witnessed elections until today. Eight municipalities were dissolved for disagreement among their members and due to the fact that more than half of the members resigned. Therefore, eighteen municipalities are awaiting the elections.

The New Municipalities

10 new municipalities were formed as shown in Table No.1.

Table No.1: New Municipalities (June 2016-April 2017)

Resolution No.

Resolution Date

Municipality

District

1131

14/6/2016

Zouk El-Habalsa

Akkar

1132

14/6/2016

Semmaqiye

Akkar

1133

14/6/2016

El Knisse

Akkar

1134

14/6/2016

Wadi Jilo

Tyre

1320

20/6/2016

Kfarhoura

Zgharta

1321

20/6/2016

Qarhayya

Mennieh-Dennieh

1382

11/7/2016

Bestiyat

Tyre

2037

10/1/2016

Wadi Ba’ankoudin

Jezzine

2274

29/1/2016

Zandouka

Baabda

247

8/2/2017

Btebyat

Baabda

Source: The Official Gazette.

Dissolved Municipalities

As shown in Table No. 2 below, the municipal councils were dissolved as a result of the resignation of more than half of their members. There are other municipalities that are dissolved, but the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities has not yet issued a resolution to consider them dissolved. Thus, they are not included in the following table.

Table No. 2: Dissolved Municipalities

Municipality

Resolution No.

Resolution Date

District

Reasons of Dissolution

Arabsalim

2067

5/10/2016

Nabatieh

Resignation of more than half of the members

Barhalyon

2185

18/10/2016

Bsharri

Resignation of more than half of the members

Jibbain

2186

18/10/2016

Tyre

Resignation of more than half of the members

Qmatiye

2300

31/10/2016

Aley

Resignation of more than half of the members

Bimrim

2478

16/11/2016

Baabda

Resignation of more than half of the members

Selfaya

2479

16/11/2016 

Aley

Resignation of more than half of the members

Gharifeh

2721

17/12/2016

Shouf

Resignation of more than half of the members

Ghandouriye

1481

18/7/2016

Bint Jbeil

Resignation of more than half of the members

Source: The Official Gazette.



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