• DLP

    The Data Liberation Project 2

    I am very proud and excited to announce the launch of Data Liberation Project 2 (DLP 2), with generous funding and support of FnF Lebanon. I will be heading this effort to digitize, edit, clean, and publish the raw electoral data of the 2005 and 2009 Lebanese parliamentary elections, making it freely, openly, and publicly accessible, in a machine-readable format.…

  • Analysis,  DLP

    The last word on Tripoli: It’s a turnout game!

    PM Saad Hariri’s Future Movement (FM), former PM Najeeb Mikati’s Azem Movement, Safadi, and even General Rifi have joined a grand alliance and are supporting MP Dima Jamali, whose election was nulled by the constitutional Council. Meanwhile, the contender, Mr. Taha Naji and his list headed by Mr. Faisal Karameh who filed the motion against MP Jamali’s election, has refused…

  • Analysis,  DLP

    A late winter surprise!

    In a surprising development, nine months after May 2018 parliamentary elections, the Constitutional Council decided to annul one of the results of the North 2 district, removing MP Dima Jamali ( one of only six female MPs in Lebanon) from office, and calling for new elections! The elections should be held within two months, on majoritarian basis, in the Tripoli sub…

  • Analysis,  DLP

    The Data Liberation Project

    A few days after the May 6, 2018 parliamentary, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) published the results. The initial results were in a PDF format, with limited information. They lacked a breakdown of participation or voting per district. As an avid analyst with an interest in data and patterns recognition, that was very frustrating. Fortunately, the MOI released the full…