Beirut: Lebanon’s Eligible Voters are 59% Muslims, 40.8% Christians,

Lebanon’s Eligible Voters are 59% Muslims, 40.8% Christians, 0.2% Jews

NaharNet.com, Lebanon (LebaneseLobby.org)
Feb 10 2005

Naharnet.com

The interior ministry posted the final lists of eligible voters with
official departments responsible for Lebanon’s 26 electoral districts
on Thursday, showing a drastic Muslim majority over Christian
communities.

The figures, as reported by An Nahar, show that Lebanon nowadays has
a total of 3,029,138 eligible voters–51.4% females and 48.6% males.
Muslims make up 59%, Christians 40.8% and Jews 0.2%.

The lists also show that 26.5% of the voters are Sunni Muslims, 26.2%
Shiites, 22.1% Maronites, 7% Greek Orthodox, 5.6% Druze, 5.2%
Catholics and 3% Armenian Orthodox. Other sectarian denominations
account for the rest at less than 1% each.

With more than three million are eligible to vote, Lebanon’s overall
population would probably stand at more than five million.

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