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Lebanon Elections

What Lebanon’s elections can teach us about the importance of religion

May 21, 2018

 

By Melani Cammett, Dominika Kruszewska and Sami Attalah

On Sunday, Lebanese citizens will vote in national elections for the first time since 2009. These are the first elections since the passage in June 2017 of a new electoral law and the first since the 2016 Beirut municipal elections, when a grass-roots campaign won almost 40 percent of votes, challenging Lebanon’s long-standing patronage-based sectarian parties.

 

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