The Impact of Lebanon’s Economic and Social Crisis on Voters’ Preferences and Choices for the Parliamentary Elections in 2022


Traditional parties have lost legitimacy and proven they are unable to govern. On the other hand, many do not believe that elections organized by the regime itself can bring about change. Furthermore, various voters do not have faith in opposition actors and would rather benefit from the clientelistic services granted to them by electing traditional politicians. Considering both of these perspectives, what outcomes might one expect on May 15? This study seeks to address this question by investigating the impact of Lebanon’s economic and social crisis on voters’ preferences and choices for the upcoming 2022 parliamentary elections.