2000 First Women

Women in the third parliamentary elections

The third parliamentary elections were held from 27 August to 3 September 2000 1. The electoral campaign was  described as “the most corrupt” since the end of the Civil War. Sixteen women ran for election that year, and only three women managed to get seats in the parliament: Bahiya al-Hariri, who kept her seat in the South, Nayla Moawad, who ran for a seat in Zgharta, and Ghenwa Jalloul, who ran for a seat in Beirut.