Mount Lebanon 3 (Baabda) District

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Mount Lebanon 3 Baabda District

Number of Registered Voters in Lebanon 2021: 158,755

Number of Registered Voters in Diaspora 2021: 13,271

Voter Turnout 2018: 48.18%

TOTAL: 6 seats | Maronite (3 seats) | Druze (1 seat) | Sunni (2 seats) 

The “Baabda – The Change” list represents the people and stands against the ruling class to fight corruption and restore Lebanon’s sovereignty.

The list aims to implement the articles of the constitution, revitalize the economy, lift immunities, achieve the independence of the judiciary, and implement administrative decentralization.

Baabda – The Change

Baabda Al Taghyir
Abir Naji

Abir Naji –

عبير ناجي

Political Affiliation: LiHaqqi 

Seat: Druze – Baabda

Abir Naji “has been politically active for more than 20 years. She studied International Relations at the Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia from 1994 to 1996 and is the founder of the company “Del harmon” which exports Lebanese goods and handicrafts. She is also active in Al-Abadiyah Sports and Cultural Club and is one of the founders of “Tadamon Al Nass” (Solidarity of the People) in Al-Matn Al Aala, and a member of the Council for Political Relations in the LiHaqqi movement. She aspires for change and believes in the power of the people to build a state of social justice.”

Michel Helou

Michel Helou –

ميشال حلو

Political Affiliation: National Bloc

Seat: Maronite – Baabda 

Political Cluster: نداء ١٣ نيسان

“Born and raised abroad, Michel Helou graduated with a Master of Science in Management from HEC Paris business school. In 2015, he moved to Beirut and held the position of the Executive Director of L’Orient-Le Jour, the oldest newspaper published in Lebanon. For 6 years, he worked to restructure and turn the outlet into a digital-first media group, while fighting to maintain the independence and integrity of this symbolic institution. In October 2020, he launched the group’s English-language publication, L’Orient Today. In February 2019, he took part in the re-launch of the National Bloc, a historical party that resumed its political activities to offer an alternative to the existing political scene. He fights for sovereignty, a civil state, and a free and fair economy.”

Robert Khalife

Robert Khalife –

روبير خليفه

Seat: Maronite – Baabda

Robert Khalife “is a civil engineering graduate from the American University of Beirut, registered in the Engineers Syndicate in Beirut, and a former member of the Hadath municipality council. He is an activist who fights relentlessly for the rights of the Lebanese, and is deeply involved in working in public affairs. He is a revolutionary, rising against the injustice that people are facing, and the bitter reality which is causing the emigration of young Lebanese.”

“What is required is that we export our industries abroad and not that we export our children. We want to recover our looted money, re-form the middle class, and abolish poverty.”

Wassef El Harakeh

Wassef Al Harakeh –

واصف الحركه

Political Affiliation: Marsad Chaabeh – المرصد الشعبي لمحاربة الفساد 

Seat: Shia – Baabda 

Political Cluster: نداء ١٣ نيسان

Wassef Al Harakeh “fought with all his strength to be the voice of the people since October 17, despite all the deadly threats that he received. He grew up on the southern coast of Metn, in Dahieh. He graduated as a lawyer from Beirut Arab University and continued his political journey, while remaining down-to-earth and close to the people. Wassef believes in the importance of collective political work. He is also a founding member of Marsad al-Chaabi (the Popular Observatory), which carries a transformational mission to strengthen Lebanon and make the country capable of facing internal and external challenges. He is the son and muse of the streets of the revolution. He is driven by hope and calls for confrontation until his very last breath.”

Ziad Akl

Ziad Akl –

زياد عقل

Political Affiliation: Tahalof Watani 

Seat: Maronite – Baabda 

Political Cluster: نداء ١٣ نيسان

Ziad Akl “is the President of YASA (Youth Association for Safety Awareness), and multiple environmental protection and human rights associations. He has a distinguished academic background. He holds six postgraduate diplomas in different branches of political sciences & law from Sagesse University and the Lebanese University. He started his political career in 2018 by running for parliamentary elections with a national coalition. Since then, he has been directing his political activity to try to save Lebanon.”

“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.”


Ali Darwich

Ali Darwich –

علي درويش

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Shia – Baabda

Ali Darwich was born in Borj El Brajneh in 1967. He earned a Master’s degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and a doctorate in Agricultural Sciences in Germany. Darwich is a lecturer at AUB and previously lectured at the Lebanese University. He is a consultant for global organizations focused on rural development and combating poverty. Darwich is a founding member and the president of the Green Line Society, which works on sustainable transportation, the right to water and organic agriculture, and the protection of green spaces. He is a board member of the Syndicate of Engineers in Beirut. He was on the Board of Directors of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and a Coordinator for West Africa in the Committee on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policies (CEESP). In 2006, he directed the first study on the oil pollution disaster from the Israeli attack on Jiyeh Thermal Factory. This report formed the basis for the Lebanese state to condemn Israel in international forums.

Mohamad Sakr

Mohamad Sakr –

محمد صقر

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Shia – Baabda

“This authority, with its political and financial circles, is striving to fragment society and displace its youth. They squandered more than $22 billion on fake support and to spread their sectarian messages. The people are in despair.”

“The challenge today is to confront the authorities, restore an actual agenda, and to distribute the losses in a fair and meaningful way.”

Rani Al Raggi

Rani Al-Raggi –

راني الرجي

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Maronite – Baabda


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