Lebanon

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
1943
Year of first woman in parliament
1963

Notes: 1963: was unanimously elected to replace a deputy who had died 1992: First women elected in an ordinary election

Year of first woman speaker
Not applicable

Notes: No woman has occupied the function of Speaker in the country.

Women’s right to vote

Women’s right to vote
1926
National or local
National
Restricted or universal suffrage
Restricted
Detail of restrictions
Women must show proof of education
Women’s right to vote
1952
National or local
National
Restricted or universal suffrage
Restricted
Detail of restrictions
Voting is "compulsory for all males; authorized for women at age 21 with elementary education" (CIA factbook 2008).

Notes: 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

Women's right to stand for election
1952
National or local
National
Restricted or universal
No information available

Notes: 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.

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No