The Constitutional Council rejected on Thursday the last two appeals to invalidate the results of the May 2022 parliamentary elections, the National news agency reported, citing the president of the council, Tannous Mechleb.
The first rejected appeal is that of Jad Ghosn (Charbel Nahas list) against Razi al-Hage (Lebanese Forces) and Hagop Pakradounian (Tashnag), in Metn (Mount Lebanon II). Ghosn obtained more preferential votes than Hage, but his list did not reach the electoral coefficient needed to be elected.
The second was the appeal submitted by Haidar Issa (Free Patriotic Movement) against Ahmad Rustom (pro-Future Movement) for an Alawite seat in Akkar (North Lebanon I).
At the end of November, the Constitutional Council accepted two appeals for invalidation: that of Faisal Karameh against Rami Finge, a member of the opposition, for a Sunni seat in Tripoli, and that of Haidar Nasser against Firas Salloum (independent) for an Alawite seat in the same constituency. Following the approval of these appeals, Karameh now sits in Parliament in place of Finge, and Nasser has taken the seat of Firas Salloum.
The two appeals were the only ones to be accepted, out of a total of 15 appeals submitted to the CC.