Is political change coming to Lebanon? | Inside Story

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Lebanon’s economy is in ruins, with many blaming politicians for corruption and mismanagement.

Parliamentary elections on Sunday were people’s chance to vote for change.

More than a dozen reformist and independent candidates who emerged from protests against the government in 2019 won seats, as the Iranian-backed Hezbollah and its allies lost their parliamentary majority.

But do the new MPs have the answers to pull Lebanon out of crisis?

Presenter: Kim Vinnell


Verena El Amil – Former Parliamentary Candidate and political activist.

Jamal Ghosn – Political Commentator.

Alia Ibrahim – Co-founder and CEO,, an independent digital media platform.

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Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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Voting is a method for a group, such as a meeting or an electorate, in order to make a collective decision or express an opinion usually following discussions, debates or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting. Residents of a place represented by an elected official are called “constituents”, and those constituents who cast a ballot for their chosen candidate are called “voters”. There are different systems for collecting votes, but while many of the systems used in decision-making can also be used as electoral systems, any which cater for proportional representation can only be used in elections.

In smaller organizations, voting can occur in different ways. Formally via ballot to elect others for example within a workplace, to elect members of political associations or to choose roles for others. Informally voting could occur as a spoken agreement or as a verbal gesture like a raised hand or electronically.

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