The highest representation of women in parliamentary elections
Women’s level of representation at the 2005 parliamentary elections was the highest in the history of modern Lebanon, with 6 women out of 128 parliamentarians being elected – the equivalent of 3%. This figure is higher than the one achieved in the 2009 elections, whereby women’s representation in the Parliament amounted to a total of 1.7%.
The women elected to parliament were Bahia Hariri (Future Movement), Ghinwa Jalloul (Future Movement), Gilberte Zouein (Free Patriotic Movement), Nayla Moawad (Independence Movement), Strida Geagea (Lebanese Forces), and Solange Gemayel (Kataeb).
The number would go back to the record 6 in the 2018 elections.