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Lebanon

Lebanese Republic

6,237,738 7

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

3,002,028 N/A

Registered Voters (as of May 1, 2005)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Lebanese National Assembly Majlis al-Nuwab Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Michel AWN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Saad al-HARIRI
  • Assembly: Lebanon has a unicameral National Assembly (Majlis al-Nuwab) with 128 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 6-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Majlis al-Nuwab) 128 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms. The electoral system is multiple non-transferable vote (aka block vote) with confessional quotas. There is no standard ballot, and this has important consequences for electoral behavior in Lebanon.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Lebanese National Assembly 2000-08-27 - 2,577,257 -
Lebanese National Assembly 2000-09-03 - 2,577,257 -
Lebanese National Assembly 2005-05-29 - 2,748,674 -
Lebanese National Assembly 2005-06-05 - 2,748,674 -
Lebanese National Assembly 2005-06-12 - 2,748,674 -
Lebanese National Assembly 2005-06-19 - 2,748,674 -
President 2008-05-25 - 3,002,028 -

Voter Turnout