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TUESDAY Talk: 19 April 2022

Meeting open for joining at 8:45 pm Beirut Time (GMT+3 or UCT+3)
Talk starts at 9:00 pm and until 10:30

ALERT: Exceptionally, this talk will be on Tuesday, not Monday and 9 pm not 7 pm

The Intricacies of the Lebanese Electoral Law
خفايا وملابسات قانون الانتخاب اللبناني

Speaker:     Dr. Makram Ouaiss
Language:  Arabic - المحاضرة باللغة العربية

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The Talk:
Dr. Ouaiss will address the intricacies of the Lebanese Electoral Law. His talk will cover various aspects such as the procedures for candidature, the structure of the lists, the mechanics of selecting candidates by the voter, the calculations, etc. Given that the law is exceedingly complex, Dr. Ouaiss will present these intricacies in a manner that is beneficial to the citizen when selecting his/her choices.

Additionally, the talk will cover related issues such Gender representation, voting by the Diaspora . . .

The talk will be in Arabic.

المحاضرة باللغة العربية

Dr. Makram Ouaiss
Makram Ouaiss is Executive Director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS). Before joining the center, Ouaiss was a professor of political science and international affairs, with a specialization in conflict analysis and resolution, at the Lebanese American University for nearly 15 years.

He is the author of a number of articles and studies on the topics of civil peace, elections, religion and politics, and democratization. He has served as Senior Advisor for Elections to the Minister of Interior, and worked or consulted for international organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, International IDEA, IFES, and the Carter Center, among others.

He has served on the board of several civil society organizations working on civil peace, national dialogue, democracy-strengthening, and election observation. Ouaiss holds a PhD from the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and a master’s degree in international affairs and economics from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.

The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS)
Visit the website of the center for more details.

And here are some Articls and Video links that might be relevant to the above subject:

Discourse as an Electoral Campaigning Tool: Exploiting the Emotions of Voters
By Sami Atallah, Nadim El-Kak

Polling Megacenters: An Important Reform that the Government Should Implement
Click Here for a Video Clip

What is the Role of the Lebanese Media in Fostering Democratic Elections?
Click Here for a Video Clip

The Government Monitor No. 22 | The Controversy over Amending the 2017 Election Law
By Ali Tah

Georgia Dagher has developed an analysis of the Ballot Boxes for each of the Muhafazat in Lebanon . . .
Search for "Ballot Box" and you will get all of them.
Here are two:

Beirut 1: What’s in the Ballot Box? Unpacking the 2018 Elections

Beirut 2: What’s in the Ballot Box? Unpacking the 2018 Elections

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