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Until now, @MOIM_Lebanon has only published election results by district. This goes against best practices as publishing granular data allows for scrutiny 1/3
In 2018, the results were published at the level of polling stations allowing @LADELEB to discover that the results of several expat ballot boxes were zeroed out. 2/3
Publishing 2022 results as a workable file (.csv) in a timely manner would only increase the public confidence in the process. 3/3
@EUinLebanon @UNDP_Lebanon @LADELEB @ElGherbalOrg #Elections2022 #lebanonelections2022 #transparency
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The #FreePatrioticMovement marked a slight decline in the parliamentary elections, while the #LebaneseForces made noticeable progress both in the number of parliamentary seats and the number of preferential votes each party received.
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The LF parliamentary bloc grew from 14 to 18 MPs, while the FPM's bloc decreased from 19 to 18 (discounting both parties' allies).
The LF made a solid advance in the Saida-Jezzine district where they snatched two seats held by the FPM after the 2018 elections.
The LF also won an additional seat in the districts of Matn, Beirut I, and Tripoli. The FPM lost 5 seats in Christian areas (Matn, Baabda, Jezzine, and Beirut I), but replaced four of them with seats in Akkar, West Bekaa, and Baalbek-Hermel.
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So far 12 districts announced (3 more districts to go for total 128 MPs)

#Hezbollah & Amal alliance: 32 MPs
Free Patriotic Movement: 20
Lebanese Forces Party: 18
Kataeb Party: 5
Tashnak Party: 2
Marada party: 2
Independents: 14
Civil Society [NGOs]: 11
In Beirut's first district (Achrafieh - Rmeil - Medawar - Saifi), Ghassan Hasbani, Nicolas Sehnaoui, Nadim Gemayel, Jean Taluzian, Paula Yacoubian, Agob Terzian, Jihad Pakradouni, and Cynthia Zarazir.
In the first district of the South (Sidon - Jezzine), the voter turnout was 46.6%, and each of: Abd al-Rahman al-Bizri and Osama Saad won in Sidon. And in Jezzine: Saeed Al-Asmar, Charbel Massad, Ghada Ayoub.
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Expatriate votes are still being counted to determine the final results of the parliamentary elections, in which opposition and civil society lists accomplished many breakthroughs.

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Civil society lists have so far won at least nine seats: three in Chouf-Aley (Mark Daou, Najat Saliba and Halimé El Kaakour), two in Beirut II (Ibrahim Mneimneh and Melhem Khalaf),
one in the North III and one in Beirut I (Paula Yacoubian), one in South III (Elias Jarade) and one in West Bekaa-Rashaya.
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Polling stations unequipped with elevators or wooden ramps, ballot boxes on high tables, voting booths on raised platforms, heads of polling stations pressuring the disabled and the elderly to hurry up while casting their vote,

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forcing the disabled to vote out in the open and not behind the booth or have their vote cast by someone else… These are just some of the violations documented by the Lebanese Physically Handicapped Union across all districts in Lebanon so far.
Not only do these breaches humiliate and potentially endanger the elderly and the disabled, they also violate Article 96 of the Electoral Law which requires the Interior Ministry to facilitate voting for individuals with special needs.
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My thoughts are with the brave people of Lebanon voting in the first election since #BeirutExplosion.
They deserve change.
They deserve not be ruled by an Iran-backed militia
They deserve a better future.
And yes, #Hezbollah is fighting for survival.
For the first time, I saw his followers on Twitter asking people to turn up and vote.
God forbid, are you worried guys?
Sadly, but not surprising, reports of chaos and corruption dominating #LebaneseElections
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Several municipalities and governorates across Lebanon imposed curfews for Syrian refugees from the evening of Saturday May 14 until the morning of Monday May 16, most notably in Nabatieh,

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after the governorate issued a circular asking municipalities to “inform Syrian refugees not to leave their homes from Saturday 8am until Monday, except in cases of emergency.”
The municipalities of Majdal Anjar, Marj,
and Ghazze in the Bekaa also issued circulars preventing Syrians’ circulation “based on the Lebanese Army’s statement,” although the army did not issue any curfew decision. The Bissariye municipality issued a similar circular “to preserve security and public safety.”
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🇱🇧 Today I release my #Lebanon report. It finds that the economic crisis - which has plunged millions into poverty - is the responsibility of the country's elite & was entirely avoidable.
👉Read our press release :


My report shows how failed gov policies & massive conflicts of interest resulted in:

➡️Appalling levels of wealth concentrated at the top
➡️An unaccountable banking sector
➡️A chronic neglect of public services
➡️Inadequate social protection

Public money was squandered over decades of mismanagement and misplaced investments by the Government and Banque du Liban.

👉The result: collapse of the currency and Lebanese banking sector, wiping out people's savings and impoverishing millions


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