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JSPES, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Fall 2005)
pp. 305-331

The Lebanese Parliamentary Elections of 2005

Simon Haddad

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.