Woman breaks taboos, announces candidacy, Lebanon

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Woman breaks taboos, announces candidacy, Lebanon

Nadine Moussa, Lebanon’s first female candidate for the presidency, insists that Lebanon needs a “new social contract,” with women holding half of all parliamentary and governmental posts.

“I know what Lebanese women are capable of, and I know how much they can contribute,” Moussa told The Daily Star.

Moussa, a lawyer who has worked to promote women’s rights for over a decade, is the first female to officially run for president of Lebanon.

While Moussa has no experience in office, she had filed to run for Parliament in 2013 as an independent candidate in the Metn, before the election was delayed. Moussa does have experience in civil activism, as an active member of the Take Back Parliament Campaign, a grass-roots movement aimed at democratic secular nonsectarian government.

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