We Should Apply The “MPs should not be named ministers” Rule Once and For All

We've been hearing for quite some time now about this "MPs should not be named ministers" rule and the latest one to support it was President Aoun who called for separation of Cabinet and Parliament posts. The rule has never been enforced before but I think it's high time we put it in place once and for all. Even more, I believe our government should be formed of technocrats capable of handling the needed reforms…

Official Results of The 2018 Lebanese Parliamentary Elections & More

The official results were finally published online by the Interior Ministry, they included detailed results for every districts and every polling station. The results are all in PDF formats which sucks but fortunately there are few websites that presented them in a more user-friendly matter, like , and other blogs like that analyzed the voter turnout percentages between 2009 and 2018. Here are some of the most interesting finds: - The turnout is 5% less…
Critiques

Two Killed & Several Injured in Post-Elections Tensions

2 months ago
Elections are over, official results are out (or not yet?) and tensions are back on the streets whether in Beirut or in Choueifat. Yesterday a PSP supporter and Civil Defense volunteer called Alaa Abi Faraj ...
Critiques

Fraud or Miscalculation, There MUST Be a Recount of Votes in Beirut I

2 months ago
What happened with Joumana Haddad in Beirut I is something we have gotten used to unfortunately in past elections, and that we’re unable to change or challenge simply because those who are in charge are ...
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#Elections2018: Preliminiary Unofficial Results

2 months ago
These are the preliminary results I got so far. They’re not official yet (and incomplete) but they give you an indication on how the new parliament will look like. The turnout as you’ve all heard ...
Critiques

#Elections2018: I Had No One to Vote For, But I still Casted My Vote

2 months ago
I vote in Zahrani, which means I really didn’t have much of a choice today except voting for Berri or voting against Berri but it wouldn’t have made any difference. Still, I drove to my ...
Critiques

Huge Fight in One of the Polling Stations in Choueifat

2 months ago
There were several fights reported today, most of them in Zahle between Lebanese Forces members and Fattoush and Skaff but the worst fight till this hour took place inside one of the polling stations in ...
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A Remote Polling Station in Jbeil

2 months ago
Amid all the tensions in today’s elections, here’s a fun story for a change. Lebanonfiles shared earlier today a remote polling station that’s basically a small tent in the outskirts of Jbeil in the town ...
Critiques

Polling Station Employees Cast Vote, Over 35 Violations Reported by LADE

2 months ago
Polling station employees, including heads of stations and clerks, casted their votes yesterday in an early election. Once stations were closed at 7 PM, the ballot boxes were transferred to the Banque du Liban under ...
Automotive

Uber Offering Free Rides on Elections Day, Use Promo Code (Sawwet18)

2 months ago
Uber announced few weeks back that it’s offering free rides on Elections Day and has just unveiled the promo code to be entered on Uber’s ride-sharing mobile app. Two free rides (up to $7 per ...
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