BEIRUT — The Constitutional Council on Thursday rejected four new appeals — out of fifteen total — that were submitted in June to contest the results of the 2022 parliamentary elections.
The following appeals were rejected Thursday:
- Beirut I
Elie Charbachi (Lebanese Forces) against Cynthia Zarazir (Forces of Change)
- Beirut II
Zeina Mounzer (Fouad Makhzoumi list) against Fayçal Sayegh (Progressive Socialist Party) and Waddah Sadek (Forces of Change).
Josephine Zgheib (Nehmat Frem list) against Farid Haykal el-Khazen (close to the Marada).
Amal Abou Zeid (Free Patriotic Movement) against Said Asmar (Lebanese Forces).
A total of fifteen appeals to invalidate the results of last May's legislative elections were submitted to the Constitutional Council in June.
The Constitutional Council previously rejected five of the appeals in October:
- Ibrahim Azar against Charbel Massaad and Said Asmar (South I - Lebanese Forces)
- Marwan Kheireddine and the MPs and candidates of the Amal-Hezbollah list (Mohammad Raad, Hani Kobeissi, Nasser Jaber, Ali Hassan Khalil, Ali Fayad, Kassem Hachem, Assaad Hardane, Hassan Fadlallah, Ayoub Hmayed, and Achraf Beydoun ) against Firas Hamdan (South III - Forces of Change)
- Paul Hamod against Elias Khoury (North II - Lebanese Forces)
- Mohammad Mahmoud vs. Bilal Houchaymi (Bekaa I-Zahle - Affiliated to the Future Movement, list supported by the Lebanese Forces)
- Tanios Mahfoud against Jamil Abboud (North II-Tripoli - Independent)