Why do Lebanese Keep Voting for the Same People Over & Over Again?

The only good thing about the new electoral law is that it's truly showing every party's true colors. Even though the law was handcrafted by those in power, the fact that they're not used to a proportional electoral system, to facing so many opponents and more importantly to the fact that there's a whole generation that has never voted are forcing them all to spend more money and effort on their campaigns, and of course…

World Bank Approves US$295M Package To Enhance Lebanon’s Public Transport & Reduce Congestion

I am not sure whether we should be praising the below news or not, because I am very skeptical as to how this current government or the next is planning to reduce congestion or improve public transport. Moreover, I am not really sure if we need further loans to repay and whether asking the World Bank for such a substantial amount is a priority nowadays. I mean let's face it, is the degrading road infrastructure…
Critiques

Marcel Ghanem is Leaving LBCI after 27 Years

3 months ago
I never thought I would see Marcel Ghanem outside LBCI but the news was confirmed yesterday in a joint statement by Marcel Ghanem and LBCI’s CEO Sheikh Pierre Daher. Ghanem will be supposedly leaving to ...
Critiques

Discotek Night Club Shut Down by Interior Minister

3 months ago
Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq has ordered Discotek to be closed following the video circulated showing half-naked women dancing and kissing. Beirut Governor Ziad Chbib also shared a video where he stated that the night club ...
Critiques

111 Female Candidates Signed Up for May Elections, but will They Succeed?

3 months ago
In the 2009 elections, only 12 women were among the 706 candidates running for elections. In the 2018 elections, a record total of 111 women have submitted their papers to run for office. This is ...
Critiques

A First in Lebanese Elections? A Candidate with Special Needs

3 months ago
I received a couple of days ago a picture of a candidate for the upcoming elections accompanied by a sick joke. The person who sent it to me was asking me if I had heard ...
Critiques

So Many Questions Left Unanswered After Ziad Itani’s Scandal

3 months ago
If you google Ziad Itani, you find titles like “How Ziad Ahmad Itani fell into Mossad’s honeytrap” or “Lebanese actor arrested for spying for Israel” or “Affaire Ziad Itani : un flou pas très artistique ...
Critiques

Please Leave Nahr el Kalb Tunnel Alone!

3 months ago
I saw an article yesterday claiming that the Nahr el Kalb tunnel is in bad shape and it’s a disaster in the making, and I couldn’t help but remember the hysteria that took place right ...
Critiques

The “Radioactive” Canister Found in Ouzai is a Big Deal!

3 months ago
I was reading yesterday that a gas canister was found on Ouzai’s beach and that the the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission had to be called in! As it turns out, the canister has a label ...
Critiques

Should Electoral Lists be Public or Not?

3 months ago
If you go on [dpgs.gov.lb] and select your area, village and sect, you will get a full list of all voters in that village including their full name, their father and mother’s names, their date ...
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