Executive summary: On the 15th of May 2022, new parliamentary elections will be held in Lebanon. The last four years have been particularly critical for the Country that experienced an unprecedented economic crisis that followed the explosion of the Beirut Port that provoked harsh protests and the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. These elections may represent a turning point for Lebanon through the possibility to come out of its crisis period, but only if certain conditions will be met by the new political class. The future Parliament will also vote for the next President of the Republic, which will replace Michael Aoun who has been in charge since 2016.
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About the author:
Alessandro RICCI is Associated 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” and a Second-Level Degree in “Geopolitics and Global Security”. His primary academic interests are Middle East and Mediterranean politics, political Islam, and international relations in the MENA Region.