Executive summary: On the 15th of May 2022 Parliamentary elections were held in Lebanon (hereinafter the Country). People cast their vote after a season of protests, among a desire for structural changes and the fear of the consequences of the unprecedented economic crisis that led to poverty over the 80% of the citizens. Polls’ results show that these elections will unlikely drive a real change, as the status quo of the sectarian quota system remains victorious even if new forces appear in the political scene.
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About the author:
Alessandro RICCI is Associated Junior Researcher at MEPEI. He holds a MA in Sciences of Languages, History, and Cultures of Mediterranean and Islamic Countries at the University of Naples “l’Orientale”. His primary academic interests are Middle East and Mediterranean politics, political Islam, and international relations. Currently, he is enrolled in a Second Level Master’s Degree in Geopolitics and Global Security at the “Sapienza” University of Rome.