As I write this, it appears that the elections in Lebanon have achieved a few milestones.   Elie Faras reflects on this as I wanted to feature this for my weekly “drop in” to my WordPress corner with some interesting milestones reached–it appears that the apathy of the people was evident–which is a shame:

Here are his opening thoughts..as always interesting read…

On a more than depressing electoral day, a glimmer of hope that started two years ago with Beirut Madinati in Beirut – 1 translated into both Joumana Haddad and Paula Yacoubian becoming parliament members tonight, the first two ever civil society candidates to enter Lebanese parliament. Joumana Haddad’s win for the minorities seat also makes […]

via Kollouna Watani’s Joumana Haddad & Paula Yacoubian Are Now Parliament Members — A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares

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