June 5, 2005 Held


Lebanese Republic

Election for Majlis al-Nuwab (Lebanese National Assembly)

General Information

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 Najib MIKATI
  • Assembly: Lebanon has a unicameral National Assembly (Majlis Alnuwab) with 128 seats.

* On September 3, 2004, the National Assembly voted to extend Emile LAHOUD's six-year term by three years.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected N/A 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: Progressive Socialist Party (PSP)
    • Leader: Walid JUMBLATT
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Future Current / al-Hariri
    • Leader: Saad al-HARIRI
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Free Patriotic Movement
    • Leader: Michel AOUN
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Amal Movement
    • Leader: Nabih BERRI
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Hezbollah
    • Leader: Sheikh Hassan NASRALLAH
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Democratic Renewal Movement
    • Leader: Nassib LAHOUD
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary elections were held on August 27 and September 3, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,986,865 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 2,748,674 (May 2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,960,927 (2005)

·         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: 6 (following the 2005 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: 598,029 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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