Elections Day Countdown

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Electoral Law No. 44

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  • Awareness Sessions Targeting Women Candidates & Voters

    Under the framework of “Lebanese Women in Elections”, the United Nations Development Programme – Lebanese Elections Assistance Project, funded by the European Union, UN Women and Women in Front conducted info sessions all over Lebanon aiming to encourage women candidates... Read more...
  • 2018 Voter Registration Campaign

    Since the year 2018 marks the conduct of parliamentary elections, the Ministry of Interior & Municipalities – Directorate General of Civil Status, with the support of UNDP LEAP - funded by the EU, developed and launched on the 1st of... Read more...
  • Launching a Gender Roadmap To increase Women’s Participation in Elections

    In preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections, the Office of the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs (OMSWA), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP), the European Union and the UN Women in... Read more...
  • Public Awareness Campaign on enhancing Women’s Participation in Elections

    The United Nations Development Programme – Lebanese Elections Assistance Project, the European Union and UN Women Lebanon partnered with the Office of the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs (OMSWA) to implement an agreed gender joint roadmap that presents alternatives,... Read more...
  • Constitutional Council’s Decisions Publications in French 1996 – 2016 in cooperation with UNDP

    On Thursday 11 th of January 2018, the Constitutional Council released the Council’s Decisions publications from 1994 to 2016 in French, in the presence of the President of the Council Dr.Issam Sleiman, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country... Read more...
  • “Elections Management & Operations” BRIDGE Workshop

    The United Nations Development Programme - Lebanese Elections Assistance Project organized a BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) workshop on “Elections Management & Operations” from 6 to 8 December 2017 in Beirut. Elections officers from the Ministry of... Read more...
  • Launching of ”The Participation of Lebanese Women in Political Life”

    On the occasion of Women’s International Day, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP) launched the Gender Quota toolkit “The Participation of Women in Political Life / Quota & TSMs” on the 9th of March, 2017 at the UNDP premises... Read more...
  • 2017 Voter Registration

    From 10 February to 10 March, citizens are encouraged to check the accuracy of their data on the voter register, in order to be able to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections.   Therefore, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities,... Read more...
  • “Gender and Elections” training

    31 women from different political parties, CSOs and NGOs participated in the Gender and Elections BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) training that was organized by the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP) on the 6th and 7th... Read more...
  • “The Parliamentary Electoral Legal Framework” Conference

    Under the patronage of His Excellency Nabih Berri, speaker of the Parliament, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a conference yesterday, on Wednesday the 30th of November 2016, entitled “Legal Framework for Parliamentary... Read more...
  • Workshop for Elected Women Municipal Council Members and Mukhtars in South-West Lebanon

    On Friday 19th of August, the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) South-West (SW) Civil Affairs and Military teams organized a workshop entitled “Elected Women Municipal Council Members and Mukhtars in South-West Lebanon” at the UNIFIL SW Area of... Read more...
  • Award of Appreciation from Governor of Akkar to LEAP Team

    Following the completion of the 2016 municipal elections, the Governor of Akkar, Mr. Imad Labaky visited LEAP team to thank them for all the support provided throughout the organization and conduct of the 4th phase of elections in Akkar.  ... Read more...
  • Running for Local Elections 2016: Women’s Journey towards Winning

    Owner of a small bakery business in her hometown, and a former history teacher, Ms. Eva Salibi lost all interest in running for the 2016 municipal elections in Batloun, Aley due to many local factors and family pressures.   “When... Read more...
  • Candidate Registration Process: A successful pilot project in Akkar

    “Akkar is known for being the most rural area in Lebanon; but we are changing this image by being the first governorate to adopt the new electronic candidate registration project in Local Elections”, said the governor of Akkar, Mr. Imad... Read more...
  • Women in Municipalities

    UNDP LEAP is providing support to raise awareness amongst the citizens to vote for women candidates and to encourage women to participate in elections processes, especially in the upcoming municipal elections.   In this context, LEAP supported the Women in... Read more...
  • ID Campaign

    “You don’t remember your ID?!” The Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM) - Directorate General of Personal Status (DGPS), with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP), launched an awareness campaign to... Read more...
  • 2016 Voter Registration

    “Mistakes might happen, Corrections must happen”   The Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP), developed and launched in February 2016 a public awareness campaign to... Read more...

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Facts

48.54% is the Total Voter Turnout for the 2016 Local Elections

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Hotline center received 5334 calls during the 4 phases of Local Elections 2016

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In 2016, 663 Women were elected in Municipal Councils

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In 2016, 1.9% of the elected Mukhtars are women

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In 2018, 111 women out of
976 candidates run for parliamentary elections.

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In 2009, the total number of women candidates was 12

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In 2009, an estimated 1% of the total casted votes were blank