Democratization & Public Accountabillity

Campaign Finance Monitoring of the 2018 Parliamentary Elections

Project Title: Campaign Finance Monitoring of the 2018 Parliamentary Elections

Donor: National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Partners if any: No Partners

Duration: February 2018 – August 2018

Total Budget: USD 80,000

Geographical Reach: Saida – Jezzine, Tripoli – Mniyeh – Diniyeh, and Zahle

Short Description:

 

Capitalizing on past monitoring and observation efforts implemented by LTA throughout the 2009 Parliamentary elections, and 2010 Municipal elections. LTA is actively monitoring the campaign financing of candidates/lists throughout the 2018 Parliamentary elections, in addition to the performance of the Supervisory Commission of the Elections (SCE), and media monitoring of various news outlets. LTA deployed 43 long-term observers within three electoral districts: Saida – Jezzine, Tripoli – Mniyeh – Diniyeh, and Zahle. Additionally, during elections-day LTA monitored the elections-day in 105 polling stations in the specified districts.

 

Main Activities:

 

-         Long-term observations of the pre-elections process in three electoral districts: Saida – Jezzine, Tripoli – Mniyeh – Diniyeh, and Zahle,

-          Observation of the elections-day within the three electoral districts,

-          Performance monitoring and evaluation of the Supervisory Commission of the Elections,

-          Media monitoring of a wide range of different media and news outlets as well as websites,

-          Developing preliminary reports and a final report on the findings of the observation mission, as well as recommendations and amendments to the 2017 Electoral law,