Editor's note: The list below represents the candidates who filed to run but not those who made it onto electoral lists. For an up to date listing of candidates who remain in the election and the candidate lists in each district, please visit this page.
BEIRUT — The deadline for candidates to register for the May 15 polls closed at midnight last night, with 1,043 having filed, according to the Interior Ministry, representing 77 more candidates than in 2018. Of those who filed, 157 were women, making up about 15 percent of the total, slightly higher than in 2018 when women candidates made up 11 percent of the total registered.
Candidates must be part of an electoral list, which the parties have until April 4 to finalize, in order to appear on the ballot. In 2018 more than 300 candidates were disqualified at that stage, suggesting that a large number of the candidates listed below may not reach May 15.
As a service to our readers, below is the full list of candidates as of today with the names of incumbent MPs in bold font. This document may be updated as we receive additional information.
Beirut I (East Beirut)
Beirut II (West Beirut)
Bekaa I (Zahle)
Bekaa II (West Bekaa-Rachaya)
Bekaa III (Baalbek-Hermel)
Mount Lebanon I (Jbeil-Kesrwan)
Mount Lebanon II (Metn)
Mount Lebanon III (Baabda)
Mount Lebanon IV (Aley-Chouf)
North I (Akkar)
North II (Tripoli-Minnieh-Dennieh)
North III (Bcharre-Zgharta-Batroun-Koura)
South I (Saida-Jezzine)
South II (Zahrany-Sur)
South III (Marjayoun-Nabatieh-Hasbaya-Bint Jbeil)