Lebanon

Mapping of The Lebanese 2009 Elections

This package includes 3 maps pertaining to Lebanon's 2009 elections: - "confessional-distrib": showing the confessional geographic distribution of Lebanon's population - "election-results": showing the election results in West Bekaa/Rashaya and Metn areas. - "results&voters": showing the sectarian representation of parliamentary seats across Lebanon, the percentage of voters per electoral district, election results, and deputy representation per number of voters

Information on Mine and UXO Victims - Casualties from August 14, 2006 to September 17, 2006

Knowing that hostile activities have ceased since 14 August 2006, more Lebanese civilians are victims of mines and cluster bombs laid by Israeli Forces. According to Israeli government 1,200,000 sub-munitions have been launched on Lebanese territory, the big challenge is now to locate these bombs and clear them, in the same time more effort is needed to make the population aware of this silent killer.

63% Favor A Temporary Military Takeover and A Referendum on Lebanon's Identity

The Lebanese people are divided behind their zu'ama (leaders), who always disagree over national and critical matters in order to protect their status and interests. Recently, some politicians called for the need to hold a referendum on the presidential elections and other issues as a means to resolve the current political deadlock.

Numbers for The Lebanese Memory

Parliamentary elections of 2009 and the year 2008 in review. The evenings of tuesday and Wednesday, April 7/8 marked the last day to register as a candidate for the Lebanese Parliamentary Elections scheduled on Sunday June 7, 2009. The first candidate to register was Ali Badri Dandash (Shia'a seats allocated to Baalbak and Hermel district) and the last candidate was Mazhar Muhamad Osman (Sunniseats allocated to Minieh and Daniya district). The total number of candidates is 702.

14% of Lebanese Read Books 41% of Lebanese Ready To Use Arms

Events and experiences over the past years have confirmed that Lebanon is not a "country" in the legal and political context of the term but an "agreement" between 18 confessions to live on one land and find an appropriate framework (the state) to deal with their differences. If they respect this agreement, peace and prosperity are established; but if they fail to comply with it, wars and crises erupt. Understanding Lebanon's different confessions is a necessity to get to know the country's reality with its wars, conflicts and accords.

The Meltdown: 135,000 Lebanese Youths Towards Emigration!

In the previous issue, Information International surveyed the opinion of the Lebanes on various issues, namely their political belonging, their position toward Hizbullah's arms and rearmament of political parties, their most preferred candidates for presidency and premiership, as well as the party behind assassinations and explosions. In this article, Ii Monthly presents the opinions of the Lebanese about foreign ambassadors' role in internal affairs, their most favorite za'im, emigration and many other issues.

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