In 2018, the Lebanese people will be voting for the first time since 2009. Participating in the elections is the right and the duty of every Lebanese citizen. Voting is one way to make a change in the country. An initiative called “
” (National March) is organizing a 52-day march in Lebanon to call on the Lebanese citizens to vote for people who will make a positive change in Lebanon. https://www.facebook.com/massiratwatan/videos/1925735641082796/ Also, the initiative wants the elections’ date to be fixed and all the necessary procedures to be done before the end of 2017. So, one of the main goals of “Masirat Watan” is to prevent the postponement of the elections of 2018. The march is 600 km long. It will start on October 1 in the Martyrs’ Square at 9 AM and end on November 22, which happens to be the Independence Day of Lebanon, at the starting point. During the march, the copies of the Lebanese Constitution will be given to people. https://www.facebook.com/massiratwatan/videos/1926698054319888/ The walkers will stop at 40 places and engage in conversations with groups of individuals and organizations to shed light on this issue. The organizers of this project work in different fields such as medicine, law, economy, etc. All of them are concerned citizens that want to change Lebanon for the better. They believe in Lebanon as a free country where the well-being of the citizens in the center of all concerns.