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Lebanon

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National Assembly

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1943
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1926
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Women must show proof of education
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Article 7 of Constitution. However, no specific affirmation of women's rights
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1952
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Voting is "compulsory for all males; authorized for women at age 21 with elementary education" (CIA factbook 2008).
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under the administration of the French Trust Territory, equality of all citizens before the law was enshrined in Article 7 of the constitution of 26 May 1926 without specific affirmation of women's rights. The electoral law was amended between 1952 and 1953 to introduce full women's suffrage.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1952
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under the administration of the French Trust Territory, equality of all citizens before the law was enshrined in Article 7 of the constitution of 26 May 1926 without specific affirmation of women's rights. The electoral law was amended between 1952 and 1953 to introduce full women's suffrage.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1963