A total of 976 people announced their candidacies for the 2018 parliamentary election which will take place on May 6. A record of 113 women is running for the election! Among the candidates are artists, journalists, and activists. This marks a sharp increase compared to the 2009 election where only 12 female candidates registered. UNDP Lebanese Election Assistance Program (LEAP)
There are no women candidates in Nabatieh and Minnieh. The districts with most women candidates are Beirut 2 (24) and Metn (11). The infographic also indicates that 50.8% of registered voters are women whereas 49.2% are men. In total, there are 3,744,245 registered voters. UNDP LEAP aims to make the elections in Lebanon transparent and inclusive.
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