On May 15, Lebanon goes to the polls for its first parliamentary elections since the 2019 protest movement, the financial and socio-economic collapse, and the Beirut port explosion. Join the Middle East Institute for a two-part webinar series before and after this long-awaited political milestone.
Key questions that will be explored include: What is the Lebanese political and electoral landscape like today? Will elections bring about the change many Lebanese have hoped for, or will establishment parties consolidate power? Who are the biggest winners and losers? From a US foreign policy perspective, what to make of the results? What will the days and months after the elections look like for Lebanon and what should international observers pay particular attention to?
Rony Al Assaad
Secretary-General, Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADE)
Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa, National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Senior Fellow and Director of the Conflict Resolution and Track II Dialogues Program, Middle East Institute
Paul Salem, moderator
Senior Fellow and Vice President of Policy, Middle East Institute
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