Monday, June 30, 2008

Lebanon's "electoral weight & security"

This map of Lebanon, prepared by Lebanon-Support, seeks to identify areas of “vulnerability” within Lebanon—what might best be described as potential flashpoints. as of June 2008. The map’s authors describe the map’s layers in these terms:

  1. Political layer, displaying the electoral weight of the opposition and “loyalists” in each of the electoral districts of the 2005 general elections.
  2. Confessional layer, displaying a rough presentation of the geographic distribution of Lebanese confessions.
  3. Security layer, displaying the areas that have witnessed tensions and conflicts in the May 2008 events, as well as current conflicts in the North, Sidon, and the Bekaa.
  4. Deprivation layer, displaying areas with a high percentage of “deprived households” on the district level, as well as areas with a high concentration of “deprived households” as a percentage of the total population in Lebanon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please check M. Francois Eid facts about Lebanese voters’ distribution, by numbers and graphics, and their effect on Lebanon Elections.
M. Eid has published books and has been on many TV Show regarding Lebanese election matters and we would like you to consider his work in your blogs