This policy brief explores how—despite widespread citizen frustration—the status quo prevailed. The brief will subject the above paradoxes to greater empirical scrutiny, with particular attention to the performance of new actors. It draws findings from an analysis of election results, participant observation of the campaign period, and focus group interviews conducted before and after the election.
For the first time in nine years the Lebanese political scene is mobilising for elections. Although little has changed in the overall makeup of Parliament, the 2018 parliamentary elections exhibit significant differences, with a record 976 registered candidates, 113 of whom are female. A number of both male and female registered candidates, came from outside traditional establishment parties and zu‘ama which have historically dominated Lebanese politics.
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
This Map Contains The Following Information Layers: - Political Layer displaying the electoral weight of each of the opposition and the loyalists in each of the electoral districts of the 2005 General Elections - Confessional Layer, displaying a rough presentation of the geographic distribution of Lebanese confessions as well as the mixed areas.