Archive for the ‘Lebanese Elections 2009’ Category

Lebanese Expatriates voting from their residential country. – An issue this blog has been keen on seeing adopted in a full manner, as any and every self respecting democracy in the world currently enjoys. This may also prevent rumours that some political parties paid for travelling tickets to get extra votes in their favour in 2009. […]

It is our sincere hope that the next government will continue along the path towards building a sovereign, independent and stable Lebanon,” Obama said in a statement.  “Government of the people and by the people sets a single standard for all who hold power: you must maintain your power through consent, not coercion.“ “The high […]

The Lebanese Association of Democratic Elections (LADE) had the following violation of interest in their report published yesterday: 8. The following television stations were observed: TL, NBN, NTV, MTV, Future News, LBCI, Manar, ANB During LADE’s observation of the audiovisual media outlets, the following results emerged: Preliminarily claiming victory for one group. Bias of reporters […]

In 24 hours, the dust settled from 4 years of blah. The Lebanese people today have spoken, and it is up to our elected politicians to deal their matters in trust we have in them, for us to mind our own businesses, as summer09 is looking more like a breeze of peaceful outings.

This is the first time I listen to Hariri Jr. for more than ten minutes. For a period of three hours, I was introduced through Marcel Ghanem to this young, and ambitious Lebanese patriot in trust and conscience. If you ask me, it’s definitely a change of heart towards this man. A patriotic, nationalistic and courageous young […]

Ideology… takes decades to refine. Forgive my bluntness, as a bias observer only to the Christian seats in the Metn Area, more precisely one seat, actually it’s the difference in number of votes. I really don’t care what the other goons are doing, they’re lowering the standard of what to expect. Also, I have stated my predictions […]

I swear to you – I am striving on keeping an objective point of view in these elections, as I have done in the past three years, and we have a whole written blog on each post that you are free to search and browse to testify my case . I’m looking at the Elections in Lebanon […]

The innercircle has first-hand experienced a ‘cold approach‘, CBC just released this story. CBC – Canadians who are flying to Lebanon on free plane tickets provided by party supporters could tip the difference in a close parliamentary election in that country. Corporate sponsors are paying for hundreds of supporters of the pro-Western Future Movement in […]

One of the fools here at the Innercircle (speaking on their behalf) have been following the Lebanese elections closely; “Though, I am forbidden to vote, I nagged at the embassy by a phone call, because the Lebanese Government, has delayed letting Lebanese residing abroad to vote, in order to pitch in our ideals for a Lebanon as a beacon. […]

Nous allons déployer 30.000 soldats et policiers autour des bureaux de vote et des régions avoisinantes et 20.000 ailleurs à travers tout le pays“, a indiqué à l’AFP le ministre de l’Intérieur Ziad Baroud dimanche. Ziad Baroud est un indépendant au sein du gouvernement d’union nationale. Le plan établi par les autorités “tient compte des […]

To all those living abroad, LBC has made it easy for us to keep an eye on the Lebanese Elections this time around. has an interactive map of the elections in Lebanon, and my favorite, a legal way of watching the most viewed political (and independent) show of the charismatic Marcel Ghanem’s Kalam el Nass. The portal unfortunately does […]

The Lebanese Interior Ministry launched Wednesday a website,, devoted entirely to the June 7 parliamentary polls. The website contains relevant elections-related information for candidates, monitors, journalists and the public. The ministry also launched an four-digit (1790) elections hotline for queries and complaints. The site is in Arabic, French and in English. Keep track of personal observations […]

The Future Movement of Saad el Hariri has a great political consulting firm, which coined the term and humorously used by Sayed Nasrallah in a recent speech. A battle of creative campaigns in Lebanon are taking toll, this year being the most expensive and organized campaigns in Lebanon’s history; The Change & Reform block and the Future Movement have stood […]

If you haven’t read the article in the New York Times entitled:”Foreign Money Seeks to Buy Lebanese Votes” – I suggest you start there. I personally have been offered a ticket to Lebanon before the elections to vote for a list of candidates! Many expatriates around me have had similar offers. The only reason I’m […]

United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton made a surprise visit to Lebanon to encourage fair elections and free from foreign interference. Namely, Syria, the U.S., Iran and Israel. The violent four. One opinion in view of this news,  is that the United States has interest in keeping an eye on Lebanon, for nothing other, […]

An-Nahar on Monday quoted an unnamed parliamentary source as saying that Patriarch Sfeir’s stance was not surprising to express reservations on parliament’s recent approval of a proposal to reduce voting age in Lebanon from 21 to 18; He had expressed the same reservation on lowering the voting age before the parliamentary session last Thursday unless expatriates were […]

AFP – À voir la taille des draps qui sèchent sur certains balcons de ce pâté d’immeubles, on en déduit que ces affiches électorales n’ont sûrement pas le format réglementaire. Mais comme cette photo a été prise à Tripoli, au Liban, ce n’est pas l’aspect provocateur ou illégal d’une telle campagne qui frappe le plus, mais […]

Nobody’s heard of Mahmoud Ahmed Khaled (better known as Abu Karam), and thats precisely why the innercircle is endorsing his candidature. A family man, a traditional fisherman off the coats the mediterranean, this Lebanese citizen is running for the Sunni seat of Akkar in the north. He’s running against hawkish politicians; and yet his humanity […]

The innercircle has a history of complaints (here and here) directed to the Lebanese Government concerning it’s status quo on the bandwidth of its internet. Today we learned that the internet speed in Lebanon is expected to become 20 times faster, in two months time. Lebanon is getting linked to a cable stretching from Saudi Arabia, […]

I am more obliged than anything else to post this as it specifically targets Lebanese expatriates and its diaspora. Je m’adresse à vous aujourd’hui pour vous faire part des évènements survenus au Liban aucours des quatre années qui ont suivi mon retour d’exil et de ce qui se passe aujourd’hui avant les élections législatives. Je […]

Comtrax/NOW Lebanon – Ad Diyar newspaper suggested that the electoral battle is between Aoun and the patriarch. In fact, it seems that the latter is the most active “March 14th Christian leader and tenor.” The opposition-led newspaper is framing the electoral battle on the Christian field between the General and the patriarch. On another level, […]

The March14 movement has launched their campaign four months ahead of election day. While refraining from calling the campaign a rip off, some might find it to be very familiar.

With the parliamentary elections on the doorstep and political alliances being forged and broken, the relaunching of MTV seems to be part of the general preparations for the elections. Lebanese media usually reflect the political and sectarian divisions in the country, and MTV will add one more Christian voice to the scene, alongside the competing […]

Related: Lebanese Expats: VOTE 2009 Elections, 08 Sep 2008 my comments grayed out. A letter, entitled “Open letter to 14 March Lebanon (?) concerning June ’09 elections,” was sent on behalf of US-based representatives of the Future Movement, the Phalange Party, the Lebanese Forces (LF), the NLP and the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP). We still going […]

La France a accepté d’envoyer des observateurs aux prochaines élections législatives libanaises jugées cruciales pour l’avenir du pays, a déclaré lundi le dirigeant Saad Hariri, chef du principal bloc de la majorité parlementaire. “J’ai demandé des observateurs pour les prochaines élections et j’ai eu une réponse positive du Premier ministre et du président” Nicolas Sarkozy, […]


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