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2005 Lebanese general election

The 2005 Lebanese general elections were held in May and June 2005 to elect the 128 members of the Parliament of Lebanon. They were the second elections in thirty years without a Syrian military or intelligence presence in Lebanon. These elections were the first in Lebanese history to be won outright by a single electoral block and were also the first to be monitored by the United Nations.[1]

2005 Lebanese general election

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All 128 seats to the Parliament of Lebanon
  First party Second party Third party
  Fouad Siniora EPP Congress 5446 (cropped).jpg Jumblatt.jpg General Michel Aoun.jpg
Leader Fouad Siniora Walid Jumblatt Michel Aoun
Party Future Movement Progressive Socialist Party Free Patriotic Movement
Alliance March 14 March 14 None
Leader's seat Sidon Chouf Keserwan
Last election New Party 6 seats, 4.68% New Party
Seats won 36 16 15
Seat change Increase 36 Increase 10 Increase 15
Percentage 28.12% 12.50% 11.71%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Nabih Berri.jpg Samir Geagea (cropped).jpg
Leader Hassan Nasrallah Nabih Berri Samir Geagea
Party Hezbollah Amal Movement Lebanese Forces
Alliance March 8 March 8 March 14
Leader's seat None Zahrani None
Last election 10 seats, 7.81% 10 seats, 7.81% 0 seats
Seats won 14 14 6
Seat change Increase 4 Increase 4 Increase 6
Percentage 10.93% 10.93% 4.68%

  Seventh party
  Amine Gemayel 2007.jpg
Leader Amine Gemayel
Party Kataeb party
Alliance March 14
Leader's seat None
Last election 2 seats, 1,56%
Seats won 2
Seat change Steady 0
Percentage 1,56%

Prime Minister before election

Najib Mikati

Elected Prime Minister

Fouad Siniora
March 14


First roundEdit

The first round was held on May 29, 2005 in Beirut. The Rafik Hariri Martyr List, a coalition of Saad Hariri's Current for the Future, the Progressive Socialist Party and other anti-Syrian parties, won all 19 seats. Saad Hariri is the son of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri who was assassinated in February 2005, in a car bombing in Beirut. The coalition left one seat free for a Shiite candidate from Hezbollah.

Second roundEdit

The second round was held on June 5 in South Lebanon and Nabatyeh Governorate. The Resistance and Development Bloc, a joint ticket by the two main Shiite parties Amal and Hezbollah, in addition to Bahiya Al-Hariri, the sister of the assassinated late Prime Minister Rafic Al-Hariri and Oussama Saad from Sidon, won all 23 seats. Official tallies showed the Resistance and Development Bloc receiving more than 80% of the vote.

Third roundEdit

The third round was held on June 12 in Beqaa and Mount Lebanon. In Mount Lebanon the Hariri List won 17 seats, as did the Aoun Alliance, made up of Michel Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement and two smaller parties; Hezbollah won one. In Beqaa, the Resistance and Development Bloc won 11 seats, the Hariri List eight, and the Aoun Alliance four. Aoun re-stamped his authority as a major Christian leader on the political scene.

Fourth roundEdit

The fourth and final round was held on June 20 in North Governorate. The Hariri List won all 28 seats, giving them a total of 72 of the National Assembly's 128 seats.


e • d Summary of the 29 May – 20 June 2005 Lebanese National Assembly election results
Alliances Seats Parties Votes % Seats
March 14 Alliance 69 Future Movement (Tayyar Al Mustaqbal)   36
Progressive Socialist Party (Hizb al-Taqadummi al-Ishtiraki)   16
Lebanese Forces (al-Quwāt al-Lubnāniyya)   6
Qornet Shehwan Gathering   6
Independents (Tripoli Bloc)   3
Democratic Renewal (Tripoli Bloc)   1
Democratic Left (Tripoli Bloc)   1
March 8 Alliance 57 Hope Movement (Harakat Amal)   14
Hezbollah   14
Syrian Social Nationalist Party (al-Hizb al-Qawmi al-souri al ijtima'i)   2
Others   5
Free Patriotic Movement (Tayyar Al-Watani Al-Horr)   15
Skaff Bloc   5
Murr Bloc   2
Independents 2 Independents   2
Total 128



In the first round of the elections, the turnout was only 28%. In the second round of the elections, the turnout was between 43 and 55%.

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