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Lebanon

Lebanese Republic

4,131,583 8

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

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Registered Voters (as of )

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Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
National Assembly Majlis al-Nuwab Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Michel SULAYMAN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Tammam SALAM
  • 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
National Assembly 2000-08-27 - 2,577,257 -
National Assembly 2000-09-03 - 2,577,257 -
National Assembly 2005-05-29 - 2,748,674 -
National Assembly 2005-06-05 - 2,748,674 -
National Assembly 2005-06-12 - 2,748,674 -
National Assembly 2005-06-19 - 2,748,674 -
President 2008-05-25 - 3,002,028 -
National Assembly 2014-11-16 - - -

Voter Turnout