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The after-effect of electoral wins in Lebanon’s consensus democracy

While a shift in the power balance has certainly been felt, the results of Lebanon's elections do not mark a breakthrough in the status quo.

Meet parliament’s new independent MPs

With election results officially finalized, 13 new independent candidates have successfully secured their seats in Lebanon’s upcoming parliament. Get to know the candidates: Ibrahim Mneimneh Mneimneh...

On election day, is there hope for change in Lebanon?

We talk to voters on the street about the electoral process, holding politicians accountable, and their expectations.

Baabda, Lebanon: Are you voting in the 2022 parliamentary election?

We asked people in Baabda about voting on May 15.

Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed by occupation forces

Palestinian journalist and Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was fatally shot this morning by Israeli occupation forces while covering an Israeli raid in...

The case for voting in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections

With the Lebanese elections fast approaching, Lebanese people are still contemplating whether or not they cast their ballots.


Purple thumbs took over my people’s Instagram accounts. The ink covering their fingers seems impossible to remove.