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Government and Elections

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....

The mandate of the legislature elected on June 9, 2009 expired on June 20, 2013. Parliamentary elections should have occurred prior to the end of the parliamentary tenure but the situation unfolding in Lebanon as a result of the unrest in Syria and the sharp political and sectarian divisions,...

Since Lebanon’s independence in 1943 until the resignation of Najib Mikati’s government in March 2013 and its transition toward a caretaker system that continued to operate even in the first months of 2014, Lebanon has witnessed the formation of 73 governments, two of which were military...

The controversial Orthodox Gathering electoral proposal was recently approved by lawmakers in the joint parliamentary committees. Proponents of this draft law argue that none of the other electoral proposals secures full equality between Muslims and Christians, as their proposal does. The following...

The voters’ lists, which were issued in their preliminary form on February 10, 2013 are expected to be finalized by March 10 after the elimination of the deceased voters and the addition of those who have reached the age of 21.

10 months and 10 days after his designation to form a new Cabinet, PM Tamam Salam announced on Saturday, February 15, 2014 his 24-minister government. During its first session, and faithful to a long-standing practice, the government entrusted a ministerial committee, consisting of members from...