Be beautiful and vote

A Lebanese activist holds a banner during a demonstration asking to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 near the Lebanese Parliament in Beirut February 22, 2010. Lebanese MPs voted against a proposal to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 during a parliamentary session held on Monday. The banner reads, “Be beautiful […]

Voting age issue unites the Maronites in Lebanon

The move to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 has united the Maronite Christians in Lebanon. For the first time rival Maronite leaders Michel Aoun , Amin Gemayel and Samir Geagea are united in their opposition to lowering the voting age . It is all about numbers… Analysts estimate that lowering the voting […]

Houri: Voting age issue should be linked to vote of Lebanese abroad

During an interview with LBCI television on Sunday , MP, Ammar Houri , a key member of Lebanon First said the vote of his block for amending voting age from 21 to 18 will be linked to granting the Lebanese abroad the right to vote from their countries of residence by 2013 otherwise he said […]

Jumblatt defends Berri’s stances

In an interview with al Nahar newspaper Democratic Gathering leader MP Walid Jumblatt criticized attacks on Lebanon’s parliament Speaker Nabih Berri over his stance on abolishing political sectarianism. “We feel sorry for the attack on Speaker Berri from all sides,” Jumblatt said. Jumblatt added : “The attack is aimed at preventing participation in political life […]

MP Zahra calls for postponing vote on legal voting age for 6 months

Lebanese Forces bloc MP Antoine Zahra reiterated what the LF leader Samir Geagea and MP George Adwan said earlier Saturday and that is the lowering of the voting age should be linked with the issues of granting Lebanese expatriates the right to vote wherever they are residing During an interview with LBCI television he said […]

MTV: The draft on lowering voting age in lebanon may not pass

MTV has reported that the draft law on lowering voting age from 21 to 18 will not be passed by parliament Monday because most parties want to postpone the issue for the time being. Change and Reform leader MP Michel Aoun questioned the timing of the parliamentary session to reduce the voting age noting that […]

Baroud to present plans for municpal elections

Lebanon’s Interior Minister Ziad Baroud told LBC TV that he will submit his plans for the municipal elections to the cabinet tomorrow on the basis of a legal voting age of 21 years , because the grace period for amending the law has ended. In a related development a national youth and student organizations that […]