2005 First Women

Women in the fourth parliamentary elections

The fourth parliamentary elections, held from 29 May to 19 June 2005, ended with six women winning seats, which is considered the highest level of participation of women in the history of the Lebanese Parliament to date. The winning women parliamentarians included Bahiya al-Hariri, Nayla Moawad, Setrida Geagea (wife of the leader of the Lebanese Forces Party), Solange al-Gemayel (wife of Bashir al-Gemayel, former leader of the Lebanese Forces), Ghenwa Jalloul, and  Gilberte Zwein.