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Government and Elections

The deadline for submitting candidacies for the parliamentary elections scheduled for Sunday, November 16, 2014 expired at midnight on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The final number of candidates was 514 compared to 705 in 2013, when the deadline for candidacies was on May 27/28, before a law...

Following the article on General Fouad Chehab in The Monthly’s issue no. 142, June 2014, our team has received a number of responses, most of which refer to The Road to Power, a book written by Captain Fouad Awad on his personal experience with General Chehab. The book, published in 1973,...

Twelve presidents have succeeded to office since Lebanon became independent in 1943. Each presidential election was governed by certain circumstances reflecting the date of the election, the number of voters and the number of voting rounds.

The term of office of the President of the Republic of Lebanon, Michel Suleiman, expired on May 24/25, 2014. Due to the failure of MPs to elect a successor to Suleiman, the presidential office is vacant. The vacuum is not the first of its kind, for Lebanon has seen four presidential vacuum...

Political and media spheres have recently abounded with talks suggesting that the President of the Lebanese Republic Michel Suleiman is staunchly objecting to the extension or renewal of his presidential term, which expires on May 25, 2014 because he has received international, more precisely...

The parliamentary elections in the South took place on March 31, 1968.

Some politicians believe that the 1968 parliamentary elections dealt the first blow at the Lebanese coexistence and the state apparatus, leading to the waning of power and the spread of sectarianism.The armed Palestinian presence and many other elements came into play to add fuel to the fire and...

The Ministry of Interior and Municipalities closed on the night of May 27/28 the door of candidature for the parliamentary elections that were supposed to take place on the 16th of June. The total number of electoral candidates amounted to 705, all contesting over 128 seats in Parliament....

The government resigns yet no new government surfaces to take charge. Parliament’s term expires yet no new elections occur and the legislature extends its mandate by 1 year and 5 months. Thousands of military, civil and judiciary posts are vacant- some of them for years- yet no serious efforts...

A considerable number of politicians, jurists and administrative officials regard the Presidency of the Council of Ministers as the state given the vast powers and tasks it assumes and the dozens of administrative, judicial, religious, economic and security entities it gathers under its umbrella....