Vol. 30, No. 3 (Fall
Lebanese Parliamentary Elections of 2005
This study is concerned primarily with a systematic analysis
of Lebanon's most recent election, its characteristics and results.
The methodology or research procedure that is utilized is both
descriptive and analytical. Following a brief discussion of
Lebanon's major political developments in relation to the preparations
for elections, Part One concentrates on the elections in each
of the country's five provinces, the degree of competitiveness
and the extent of voter participation within each. Part Two
provides a detailed description of the process of elite recruitment
and replacement. The final part examines the impact of these
elections in a time of political transition, and more specifically
provides a view of the political changes underway in Lebanon.