25.4.05

Voter Registration Numbers from Lebanon

I'll trasnlate some facts from this article:

  • Total Registered Voters with the interior ministry: 3,007,927
  • By Muhafaza:
    1. Mount Lebanon: 738,431 (24.5%)
    2. North Lebanon: 690,083 (22.9%)
    3. South Lebanon: 670,121 (22.2%)
    4. Biqaa Valley: 488,663 (16.2%)
    5. Beirut: 420,629 (13.9%)
  • By Confession: Muslims 1,772,187 (58.92%) Christians: 1,130,055. I will try to get the numbers by sects, but here they are sorted in decreasing order:
    1. Sunni
    2. Shia
    3. Maronite
    4. Greek Orthodox
    5. Druze
    6. Greek Catholics
    7. Armenian Orthodox
    8. "Minorities"
    9. Alewites
    10. Armenian Catholics
    11. Protestants

6 Comments:

At Monday, April 25, 2005 9:29:00 AM, Blogger End racism said...

How does one register? And how long does it take? I'm landing on May 26. Would I have the time to get on the list?

 
At Monday, April 25, 2005 9:41:00 AM, Blogger Firas said...

My only source is the article online since I'm an expat myself. It mentioned that the regisration drive was closed on March 31.

 
At Monday, April 25, 2005 9:37:00 PM, Blogger hummbumm said...

Of course, one has to register in one's "ancestral" village, and then vote there, which is an issue in itself. From what I understand it is where the family's "book" is kept. God forbid that you want to register in a town that is different than where you parents are registered! Beyond that i have no idea of the details, probably a little payola will help move things along.

 
At Monday, April 25, 2005 10:38:00 PM, Blogger End racism said...

Well mine's in Mar Mikhael then... I was told the registration could be done in one day...

Anyone know the list of candidates or something?

 
At Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:17:00 AM, Blogger Firas said...

The way municipal elections are set up, I can only vote for the city council of my ancestral town, and I've never lived there in my life! How can I know they're doing a good job or not? In any case, it's just a display of petty familial disputes. On the other hand, I lived in Beirut and have plenty to say about how it should be run. Pffft.

 
At Tuesday, April 26, 2005 10:38:00 PM, Blogger End racism said...

Well, it's better for me this way. ;) At least I have a vote in Beirut now, instead of Qornet Shahwan, the "opposition" "stronghold". :D

 

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