ElectionGudie

Sept. 3, 2000 Held

2,577,257
Registered to Vote
Lebanon

Lebanese Republic

Election for Majlis al-Nuwab (Lebanese National Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 128 seats in the National Assembly (Majlis Alnuwab)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Emile LAHUD
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Salim al-HUSS
  • Assembly: Lebanon has a unicameral National Assembly (Majlis Alnuwab) with 128 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Majlis Alnuwab) 128 members are elected by popular vote on the basis of sectarian proportion to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Kataeb-Phalangist Party
    • Leader: Munir al-HAJJ
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Party of God (Hizballah) and The Amal Movement**
    • Leader: Sheikh Hassan NASRALLAH and Nabih BERRI
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Communist Party
    • Leader: Faronk DAHROUGHE
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Progressive Socialist Party (PSP)
    • Leader: Walid JUMBLATT
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party (PSNS)
    • Leader: Abdel KHALEK
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

** The Party of God and The Amal Movement are running on a joint list.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Last Election to the National Assembly: August and September 1996

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,235,380 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 2,748,674 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,630,234 (2000)

·         Is Lebanon a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Lebanon ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (16 April 1997)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 3 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 67 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Lebanon a signatory to CRPD: Yes (14 June 2007)

·         Has Lebanon ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 485,307 (est.)