1960 First Women
Women in the third parliamentary elections (pre-Civil War)
For the third parliamentary elections held from 12 June to 2 July 1960 1, two women ran for elections. The first was Munira al-Solh, the first woman to run for the Sunni seat in Beirut. However, she lost with 2,165 votes out of 22,692 2. The second was Renee al-Hajj who ran for the Maronite Seat in Jezzine and lost with 601 votes out of 12,047 3.