Independent students win historic 4 seats out of 9, contested at Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri University elections.
According to the independent political group Beirut Madinati, it’s the first time in the history of the university that 4 out of 7 independent candidates score such a win against political parties’ candidates.
They ran against strong, long-anchored political parties of current leaders in the country.
Besides the remarkable win for the independent students, Future Movement candidates scored four seats, while the PSP candidates took away one seat.
This comes after independents took 52% of the votes at Lebanese American University elections in October.
After LAU and RHU’s election results, all eyes will be on AUB with their student elections right around the corner.
These wins mark new victories for the Revolution of the people as they seek a new Lebanon free from the stout grasp of sectarian political rulers, whom they deem responsible for the chaos and economic collapse of the country.
It is a new, encouraging trend in Lebanon as the youth appear to have taken a path towards freedom, shedding away the inherited mindset of political partisanship and sectarianism.
That trend has been also notable among the professionals with independents winning seats in syndicates and associations in recent times.