Bekaa 2 (West Bekaa-Rachaiya) District

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Bekaa 2 West Bekaa-Rachaiya District

Number of Registered Voters in Lebanon 2021: 146,776

Number of Registered Voters in Diaspora 2021: 7,152

Voter Turnout 2018: 47.44%

TOTAL: 6 seats | Maronite (1 seat) | Druze (1 seat) | Sunni (2 seats) | Shia (1 seat) | Orthodox (1 seat)

“Sahlona Wal Jabal” emerged from the October 17 revolution and has turned into a pioneering political project. It aims to build a homeland for all those who believe in the rule of law, social justice, and the dignity of the citizens.

Our Valley and the Mountain (Sahlona Wal Jabal)

Sahluna Wal Jabal
Bahaa El Din Dalal

Bahaa El Din Dalal –

بهاء الدين دلال

Seat: Druze – West Bekaa-Rachaiya

Bahaa El Din Dalal is a teacher at Hermon Public High School and an educational coordinator at Dar Al Hayat School. He earned degrees in “Education” and “Arabic Language and Literature” from the Lebanese University and a postgraduate degree from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik. He has been a social and political activist since the October 17 revolution and has worked in many public and private secondary schools.

Hatem Khishen

Hatem El Khishen –

حاتم الخشن

Political Affiliation: منظمة العمل اليساري الديمقراطي العلماني

Seat: Shia – West Bekaa-Rachaiya

Hatem El Khishen was born in the town of Sohmor. He worked as a math teacher for over 41 years in countless schools and is an active member of the National Education Association. He holds a Philosophy degree and is a graduate of the Teachers’ House. El Khishen has been a social, political, and national revolutionary leader since 1968. He helped establish the Communist Action Organization in 1971 and is still a leader under its new name, the Democratic Left Movement. In 1975, El Khishen was part of a truce treaty in Western Bekaa that prevented war in the region. He has helped lead the Lebanese National Resistance Front since its formation in 1982.

Maguy Aoun

Maguy Aoun –

ماكي عون

Seat: Maronite – West Bekaa-Rachaiya

Maguy Aoun was born in Beirut. She is a journalist, media producer, and certified trainer for associations that empower women to enter politics. Aoun received a Master of Journalism and Master of Philosophy from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik and is a Professor at the AUL University and the University of Balamand. She is a political and social activist, a founding member of several non-governmental associations, and ran in the 2018 Parliamentary Elections. Aoun works with the “All of Us Research Program” to protect the health of the elderly.

Sally Chamieh

Sally Shamieh –

سالي شاميه

Seat: Greek Orthodox – West Bekaa-Rachaiya

Sally Shamieh is a Research Project Manager studying women’s rights at ESA Business School. She is an Assistant Professor in Business Administration at the United Arab Emirates University. Shamieh received her Bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut, a postgraduate degree from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Switzerland. She is a women’s rights activist who launched various projects to develop women’s skills and advocate for women’s legal protection. 

Yassine Yassine

Yassine Yassine –

ياسين ياسين

Political Affiliation: Sahlona Wal Jabal

Seat: Sunni – West Bekaa-Rachaiya

Yassine Yassine is a businessman who founded the “Page Plus Telecom” company. He is the Director of the “National Company for Production and Packaging” and the Chair of the Board at “Haouch El Omara Real Estate”. Yassine majored in Microbiology at the University of Toledo and has been a social and political activist since the start of the October 17 revolution.

“We are waging a confrontation during the parliamentary elections in all electoral districts, bearing a single and clear governance project, an alternative to a coalition of sects and money leaders, that simulates the people’s concerns and their actual reality.”


Farah Kassem

Farah Kassem –

فرح قاسم

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Shia – West Bekaa-Raichaiya

Farah Kassem collects and restores old books from the 15th century.

“We can turn this crisis into an opportunity to transform us from a sectarian non-state to a civil state that protects all of society.”

Ghada Ghanem

Ghada Ghanem –

غاده غانم

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Maronite – West Bekaa-Raichaiya

Ghada Ghanem was born in 1964. She studied law at the Jesuit University and then immigrated with her family to the United States, where she specialized in opera at Rice University. Ghanem worked in the Information Office at the United Nations in New York. After her family decided to stay in America, she returned to Lebanon alone in 2000. Ghanem is a voice professor at the Lebanese American University, the Lebanese University, and the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. She is also the Director of the Zaki Nassif Museum in Machgharah.

Maggie Mhanna

Maggie Mhanna –

ماغي مهنا

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Druze – West Bekaa-Raichaiya

Maggie Mhanna is a Data Scientist at Renault Digital and a Part-time Professor at Leonardo da Vinci Engineering School in Paris. She works in the connected car industry and uses data science and machine learning to advance the connected car industry. Mhanna earned a Ph.D. from CentraleSupélec, a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy from École Polytechnique, and a degree in Computer and Communication Networks Engineering from the Lebanese University.

“I hope to bring to our people what I have experienced during my work, which made me learn firsthand how certain scientific fields, which are still neglected in our country, can change the course of life and move it from this decline to ascent and from failure to excellence.”

Osama Abou Zaid

Osama Abou Zeid –

اسامه ابو زيد

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Sunni – West Bekaa-Raichaiya


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