Tag: Elections

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Is there life after trash?

It only took a few minutes for my “it’s good to be back” bubble to burst, 20 minutes into the taxi drive back home to be exact. It was around 12:30 am. We had just returned from Abu Dhabi where the Lifehaus team was among many other sustainability-driven projects exhibiting

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No women, No vote: Lebanese women, your body is a battleground

It is no secret that in the Lebanese legal system, the interests of women are not being represented. Whenever an issue involving women is approached, it is being deliberated on through a quintessentially male filter, and through the paradigm of using it as a platform to negotiate the interests of

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Misinformation in the age of virality, the supermoon, and the US presidential election  

Misinformation is the new information; so blatant that the media is currently now being blamed for changing the course of the entire American presidential election mainly due to over-coverage, extreme bias, and the run of false stories – so false that Facebook has expressed its readiness to form a “task

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Lebanon’s youths, the current Parliament, and the Presidential elections

Thousands of men, women, and children of all ages made their way to the Baabda Presidential Palace on Sunday where newly appointed President Michel Aoun addressed an ecstatic crowd just days after his election. In his speech, Aoun reiterated his commitment to a strong Lebanese state; one that “would no

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Hariri endorses Aoun for president – now what?

Future Movement leader former Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his endorsement for Free Patriotic Movement founder MP Michel Aoun Thursday in a step that has certainly aroused much speculation on the future proceedings of the presidential bid. Speaking to delegates, officials, ministers and MPs, Hariri announced his decision based on

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Claims of electoral bribery in Lebanon continue; Recent videos an embarrassment to politicians

In the wake of the Beirut Municipal elections and the victory of the Byerte list, backed by former Prime Minister and leader of the Future Movement Saad Hariri, several delegates and associates gathered before the Future Movement office in Beirut’s Tareeq Jdeede district on Thursday to demand payment for their

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Arsal turns new page; Elects female environmental activist to council

The northeastern border town of Arsal, long portrayed in the news as the hub of Syrian rebel fighters and the death pit of Lebanese Army soldiers, has brought about refreshing election results. With a relatively high turnout (54%), locals peacefully voted for “Arsal Tajma3ouna” list headed by Bassel al-Hujeiri, defeating

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Women for Mukhtar; A dream of equal representation in Lebanon

As the municipal elections take the lead in the populous’ priority list, the race for mukhtars remains more or less muted. While women have presented their candidacy for the municipal race, very few have attempted to run for the position of mukhtar (meaning: town mayor). When I consider the quintessential

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