The highest representation of women in parliamentary elections

Date of Mouvement: 
January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005

Women’s level of representation at the 2005 parliamentary elections was the highest in the history of modern Lebanon, with 6 women out of 128 parliamentarians being elected – the equivalent of 3%. This figure is still higher than the one achieved in the 2009 elections, whereby women’s representation in the Parliament amounted to a total of 1.7%(1)Beyond Reform and Development, “Patriarchy and Sectarianism Gendered Trap: Baseline of Women in Politics – the Case of Lebanon,” 2017, p. 22, available at: (last accessed 28 December 2017) .