North 3 Koura-Zgharta-Batroun-Bcharre District

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North 3 Koura-Zgharta-Batroun-Bcharre District


Number of Registered Voters in Lebanon 2021: 56,869

Number of Registered Voters in Diaspora 2021: 6,026

Voter Turnout 2018: 45.52%

TOTAL: 3 seats | Orthodox (3 seats) 


Number of Registered Voters in Lebanon 2021: 73,859

Number of Registered Voters in Diaspora 2021: 8,192

Voter Turnout 2018: 46.62%

TOTAL: 3 seats | Maronite (3 seats)


Number of Registered Voters in Lebanon 2021: 56,140

Number of Registered Voters in Diaspora 2021: 6,416

Voter Turnout 2018: 55.73%

TOTAL: 2 seats | Maronite (2 seats)


Number of Registered Voters in Lebanon 2021: 44,826

Number of Registered Voters in Diaspora 2021: 6,048

Voter Turnout 2018: 39.94%

TOTAL: 2 seats | Maronite (2 seats)

“We are a political coalition formed by the common people in Bcharre, Zgharta, Koura and Batroun.

We have witnessed the policies of failure, disaster and systematic corruption in the political and economic management of the country.

Therefore we have decided to confront the governing ‘System’ and all the affiliated political parties in power, in order to restore a healthy political life to our society and to practice politics both professionally and responsibly.

We are carrying out a project of real change that we share with all our people to create a country where decent life, wealth and solidarity thrive.”

Our North (Shamaluna)

Chaden El Daif

Chaden El Daif –

شادن الضعيف

Political Affiliation: Osos Lebanon

Seat: Maronite – Zgharta

Political Cluster: Shamaluna

Chaden El Daif is a lawyer, researcher, political activist, and legal adviser to many entities and individuals. She studied at Grenoble Alpes University and is a lawyer at the Beirut Bar Association. El Daif investigates how local authorities impact development, natural resource management, and civil rights. She published studies on the work environment of non-government organizations, education, and the protection needs of vulnerable groups in Lebanon. El Daif was a founding member of the Osos Movement and the North Coalition.

Fadwa Nassif

Fadwa Nassif –

فدوى ناصيف

Seat: Greek Orthodox – Koura

Fadwa Nassif is an environmental and political activist and a Socio-Economic Environment consultant for UN agencies. She launched publications, lectures, and workshops related to transparency and accountability, citizenship, freedom, capacity building, poverty, and environmental issues. Nassif helped develop national laws and initiatives in collaboration with the parliament, ministry of environment, and UN agencies. She protested Lebanon’s environmental violations in court to national supervisory bodies (state council, central inspection) and international agencies (World Bank, EU, UNESCO, USAID). She is a founder and board member of countless organizations, including the GEF Small Grants Programme, Byblos Ecologia, Lebanese Environmental Forum, National Society Parliament Liaison, “Lebanese heritage days”, and more. Nassif was a candidate in the 2018 Parliamentary Elections for the Koura region on the Civil Society list. 

Gistelle Semaan

Gistelle Semaan –

جيستال سمعان

Political Affiliation:National Bloc

Seat: Maronite – Zgharta

Political Cluster: نداء ١٣ نيسان

Gistelle Semaan was born in the town of Mejdlaya. She is a consultant, international business administrator, and real estate developer. Semaan is a social activist and was one of the first to take the streets on 17 October, where she called for rights, sovereignty, and justice.

Jihad Farah

Jihad Farah –

جهاد فرح

Political Affiliation:Amieh 17 Techrine – عامية ١٧ تشرين

Other Political Affiliation: Koura Independent Community 

Seat: Greek Orthodox – Koura

Political Cluster: Lebanese Opposition Front

Jihad Farah is an architect and political activist who holds a Master’s in Urban Design from the Lebanese University. He contributed to many local development projects and worked with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Farah chaired the Student Council of the Institute of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University in Tripoli. He has been a prominent activist in the revolution and is a member of the “Order of Architects and Engineers” and the “Shamaluna” coalition.

“Lebanon is ours, we deserve it as it deserves us, and we will get it back.”

Kozhaya Sassine

Kozhaya Sassine –

قزحيا ساسين

Political Affiliation: Al Fekr Al Horr

Seat: Maronite – Bcharre

Political Cluster: Shamaluna

Kozhaya Sassine was born in 1970 in the town of Hadchit. He is an expert in Arabic language and literature and has been teaching this subject for over 30 years. Sassine wrote over 11 distinguished literary and political articles for the Lebanese and Arab press. He is passionate about humanitarian and national issues and is known for his kindness. Sassine believes that education and reflection are the only way to eliminate the political and sectarian divide.

Layal Bou Moussa

Layal Bou Moussa –

ليال بو موسى

Political Affiliation:Al Machrou3 Al Badil

Other Political Affiliation:MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Maronite – Batroun

Political Cluster: Shamaluna

Layal Bou Moussa is an investigative journalist, legal adviser, and political and social activist. She earned her Law Degree from Saint Joseph’s University. She is a news reporter at Al Jadeed and works as a consultant with global organizations to investigate the Beirut port bombing, fight corruption, and promote citizenship and political action. Bou Moussa aims to eliminate injustice.

Michel El Douaihy

Michel Douaihy –

ميشال الدويهي

Political Affiliation:Osos Lebanon

Seat: Maronite – Zgharta

Political Cluster: Shamaluna

Michel Douaihy is an activist, consultant, researcher, and lecturer in Political Science and Research Methods at the American University of Beirut. He received his Ph.D. in History and International Relations, specializing in the political history of Zgharta, Bsharri, and Batroun. He was a founder of the Osos movement, the “Shamaluna” coalition, and two independent campaigns in Beirut and Zgharta during the 2018 Parliamentary Elections. Douaihy is a prominent activist in the 17 October revolution, taking part in meetings and protests and speaking in public arenas.

Rabih El Chaer

Rabih El Chaer –

ربيع الشاعر

Political Affiliation:Al Machrou3 Al Badil

Seat: Maronite – Batroun

Political Cluster: Shamaluna

Rabieh El Chaer is a political policy expert, lobbyist, and human rights and anti-corruption activist. He holds three postgraduate degrees in public law, human rights, and public administration from the Institute of Political Sciences and the University of the Holy Spirit. He also earned Executive Master’s degrees in Economic Sciences and Governances from Harvard University and Stanford University. El Chair is the Head of the International Public Law Practice at Alem & Associates. He served as an adviser to several governmental institutions and was selected by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to join the “Leaders of the Future” program. El Chair helped establish and manage several associations, including Labora, the Lebanese Transparency Association, “Sakker El Dekkene”, President Fouad Shahab’s Foundation, and more. 

Riad Tawk

Riad Tawk –

رياض طوق

Political Affiliation:Al Fekr Al Horr

Seat: Maronite – Bcharre

Political Cluster: Shamaluna 

Riad Tawk is a journalist, investigative reporter, and TV producer. His content focuses on political and social issues, such as drug trafficking, money-laundering networks, and security matters. Tawk’s TV programs document the rise of Lebanese terrorist organizations and their activity, financial sources, ideologies, and international connections. At the start of the 17 October Revolution, Tawk provided his media space to support the revolutionaries. His investigations uncovered dangerous files related to corruption, financial crimes, and the Beirut Port explosion. Through the program “On behalf of the people,” Tawk released these materials and reached the Lebanese judiciary and people.

Simon Bachawati

Simon Bachawati –

سمعان البشواتي

Political Affiliation:Koura Independent Community

Seat: Greek Orthodox – Koura

Political Cluster: Shamaluna 

Simon Bachawati is an expert in local development and governance, strategic planning, and decentralized cooperation. He is the Director of the Local Economic Development Agency (LEDA) in North Lebanon and a lecturer at the Institute of Social Sciences at the Lebanese University. He has conducted many studies related to local economic development around the world. Bachawati is also a consultant to the European Union Mission in Beirut and the regional coordinator of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent for the Middle East and North Africa traffic safety project. 

“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.”

Qadreen Nghayyir

Anis Nehme

Anis Nehme –

انيس نعمه

Political Affiliation: Communist party

Seat: Greek Orthodox – Koura

Bassem Snaije

Bassem Sanij –

باسم صنيج

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Greek Orthodox – Koura

Bassem Sanji is the co-founder of Cosmos Advisor and is the senior advisor of Pégase Partners, a real estate investment firm. He earned a Master’s degree in economic history and is an associate professor of economics at the Institute of Political Sciences. Sanji previously worked at HSBC as a managing director and was the general manager at Lehman Brothers and Credit Agricole.

jean khayrallah

Jean Khayrallah –

جان خيرالله

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Maronite – Batroun

Meryjoe Matar

Marie-Joe Matar –

ماري جو مطر

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Maronite – Bcharre

“I chose to confront the authorities and join those who can turn the crisis into an opportunity.”

“Our society can no longer tolerate disappointments, humiliation, and death in front of hospitals. The youth’s limited choice between emigration and submission is unacceptable.”

Maroun Mahfoud

Maroun Mahfoud –

مارون محفوض

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Maronite – Zgharta

Maroun Mahfoud was born in the town of Ardeh in 1996. He reports news and creates graphics for FA Lebanon. He is also the activities coordinator for the “Cultural Meeting” Association in Zgharta. 

“My candidacy aims to establish a clear agenda to protect society from those who have accumulated false wealth and denied us our most basic human rights.”

Zeina Nabti

Zeina Al Nabti –

زانه النبتي

Political Affiliation: MMFD – مواطنون ومواطنات في دولة

Seat: Greek Orthodox – Koura

Zeina Al Nabti was an instructor at the Lebanese American University, Notre Dame University, and the University of Balamand, where she received her degree.

“Because Lebanon is our responsibility and our children’s future is our responsibility, I am a candidate for all Lebanese within a project that includes sixty-five candidates. Our common goal is to build a civil, just, and capable state.”


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