Lebanon

National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
15.05.2022
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
21.05.2022
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.05.2026
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
128
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
718
Notes
Initially, 1,043 candidates (888 men and 155 women) registered for the 2022 elections. Of these, 41 withdrew before the deadline for withdrawal, while 284 others did so after the deadline.
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
600
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
118
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
16.43%

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
3,967,507
Votes Number of people who actually voted
1,893,983
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
47.74%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The 2022 elections returned once again a fragmented parliament. Thirteen parliamentary groups were subsequently formed in the 128-member National Assembly, while 21 MPs registered as independents. The Strong Republic Bloc, led by the Lebanese Forces of Mr. Samir Geagea, became the largest force with 19 seats (up from 15). The Strong Lebanon Bloc (led by Hezbollah’s ally, the Free Patriotic Movement, which is de facto led by President Michel Aoun) reduced its share of seats from 29 to 18 (see note 1). Other major groups included the Development and Liberation Bloc (led by Speaker Nabih Berry’s Amal movement) and the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc (comprising Hezbollah and its allies), which hold 15 seats each. On 31 May, the newly elected National Assembly re-elected Mr. Berry as its Speaker, a post he has held since 1992.

On 23 June, in consultations convened by President Aoun, 54 parliamentarians were in favour of caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati becoming the Prime Minister proper (see note 3). President Aoun subsequently tasked him with forming a new government. Forty-six lawmakers, including the Strong Republic Bloc, did not nominate anyone for the post, while 25 voted for Nawaf Salam, a former Lebanese ambassador to the United Nations and incumbent judge at the International Court of Justice.

The 2022 elections were the first to be held after the Beirut port blast in 2020, which triggered a financial meltdown and a fall in the currency of more than 90 per cent. The economic crisis was further exacerbated by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the war in Ukraine, which triggered inflation around the world. Meanwhile, in January 2022, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, an opponent of Hezbollah, announced he was suspending his role in political life and would boycott the 2022 elections (see note 4). 

Note 1:
Mr. Gebran Gerge Bassil, the son-in-law of the President, succeeded to the party leadership in 2015.

Note 2:
Mr. Hariri resigned as Prime Minister in 2019 and was succeeded by Mr. Hassan Diab in August 2020. Mr. Diab submitted his resignation following the Beirut port blast but stayed on in an acting capacity until the government led by Mr. Mikati was formed in September 2021.

Note 3:
Mr. Mikati’s candidacy was supported by the following seven parliamentary groups (which jointly hold 46 seats) and eight other members, mostly independents.
• Development and Liberation (15)
• Loyalty to the Resistance (15)
• Northern Parliamentary Meeting (6)
• Independent National (4)
• Armenian Bloc(3)
• Projects Association (2)
• Islamic Group (1)

Note 4: 
Mr. Hariri had led Lebanon First (the second largest parliamentary group in the outgoing legislature), which included his Future movement. Some of his supporters endorsed the boycott, while others quit the party and took part in the 2022 elections.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
16
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
15.63%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Not applicable
Note on the alternation of power
The Prime Minister changed twice since 2018. See note 2.
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Strong Republic 19
Strong Lebanon 18
Development and Liberation 15
Loyalty to the Resistance 15
Independent Deputies 9
Democratic Gathering 8
Northern Parliamentary Meeting 6
Independent National Bloc 4
Kataeb Representatives 4
Armenian Bloc 3
North of Confrontation 2
Projects Association bloc 2
Homeland of Man project bloc 2
Islamic Group 1
Independents 20
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
120
Number of women elected
8
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
6.25%
Other notes
Note on the number of parties winning seats: 
16 parties/lists won seats, while 13 parliamentary blocs were formed.

Note on the parties or coalitions winning seats:
The distribution of seats above refers to the composition of parliament on 23 June 2022 when the Prime Minister was designated. The number of seats for the Strong Lebanon Bloc includes the Deputy Speaker, Elias Bou Saab, who registered separately.

The following parties won seats according to the official election results:
- Lebanese Forces (20 seats)
- Free Patriotic Movement (18 seats)
- Hezbollah and its allies (16 seats)
- Amal Movement (15 seats)
- Civil Society (15 seats)
- Progressive Socialist Party (9 seats)
- Former Future Members (6 seats)
- Lebanese Kataeb (5 seats)
- Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Tashnaq) (3 seats)
- Independence Movement (2 seats)
- Marada Movement (2 seats)
- Projects Association (Ahbash) (2 seats)
- Nasserist Popular Organization (1 seat)
- Union Party (1 seat)
- National Liberal Party (1 seat)
- Jamaat-e-Islami (1 seat)
- Independents (11 seats)
Sources
Women Directly Elected
8

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
120
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
8
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
31.05.2022
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Nabih Berry (Male)
Political party
Development and Liberation
Date of election
31.05.2022