The 2022 parliamentary elections turned the balance of power, with a higher number of Lebanese people voicing their dissatisfaction with the ruling class.
Many traditional figures lost seats in this year’s election – among them, Wiam Wahhab, Elie Ferzli, and Talal Arslan.
Out of the parties that also lost its presence in the new parliament is the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP).
The SSNP is a Syrian nationalist party operating in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine. It aims to undermine the sovereignty of Lebanon and other countries by establishing a “Greater Syrian” nation-state encompassing Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Cyprus, Sinai, as well as Turkey’s Hatay and Cilicia.
SSNP MP Assad Hardan, the Orthodox seat candidate in South III, lost the position that he had held for 30 years.