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(Lebanese People Pay the Allowances of 420 Former MPs  (1992-2018

Following the announcement of parliamentary election results in May, the terms of office of more than 75 MPs will expire on May 21 either because they refrained from standing for elections or because they lost the elections. The following table shows the number of MPs who did not return to parliament after elections. The total number of former MPs and families of deceased MPs is about 420.

 

A table showing the number of former and new MPs (1992-2018). 

Elections

No. of former MPs

No. of new MPs

1992

49

110

1996

46

46

2000

48

48

2005

61

61

2009

47

47

2018  (expected)

75

75

Source: Information International.

 

The age pyramid, the profession, and the activities of MPs might or might not change, but there is a single certainty: an increase in the 128-member parliament’s cost. The Lebanese will pay the allowances of 75 former MPs, increasing the number of paid MPs and families to 128+420+75 = 623.

 



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