Beyond barriers: Who and where are the women running in Lebanon's May elections, and what are their prospects?
BEIRUT — When the March 15 filing deadline for candidates to register in May's parliamentary elections had passed, 157 women* had signed up to run making up some 15 percent of the 1,043 total candidates, compared to 11 percent in the 2018 polls.
They included both new and old faces, members of establishment political parties and of a range of opposition groups.
Who are they, where are they running, and what are their chances of making it to the halls of Parliament?
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