Disappointingly, despite surveys stating that 89% of Lebanese voters are more likely to vote for a female candidate, and the notable number of more women than men voting in areas like Beirut II, only 8 women succeeded to secure seats in the parliament.
This means an increase of only 2 seats from the previous parliament, knowing that the Lebanese parliament consists of 128 seats.
6.25% is the percentage of women’s representation in the new Lebanese Legislative Parliament. The proportion is low and weak, according to observers and analysts.
However, 4 out of the 8 women now elected represent the forces of change.