Lebanon, Reform

Vote on the Next Government’s Agenda

A few days ago, I asked readers to submit what they considered to be the most important priorities for the new Lebanese government to tackle. Although this exercise remains a hypothetical thought experiment (due to the continuing stalemate over the cabinet formation), here’s hoping that your efforts will not be in vain.

Vote for your top ten priorities out of the list of thirty-six below. Needless to say, your votes are entirely untraceable, so don’t be bashful about expressing your opinion.


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15 thoughts on “Vote on the Next Government’s Agenda

  1. Only 10?
    I would vote for all of these. I guess I ended up choosing the ones I think should be first, in order to allow the rest to follow…

    Posted by Joujolie | November 2, 2009, 12:36 pm
  2. QN, is it possible to add a second-tier question, asking whether respondents are Lebanese? I have opinions about what the next government should do, but I don’t feel that my opinions should have the same weight as someone who will be directly impacted by its actions.

    Posted by adiamondinsunlight | November 2, 2009, 12:51 pm
  3. D,

    I thought of that, but could not figure out how to enforce it in any kind of foolproof way. So it’s going to have to be unscientific.

    But hey, if Lebanese politicians don’t mind being influenced by foreigners, why shouldn’t Lebanese polls?

    Posted by Qifa Nabki | November 2, 2009, 1:05 pm
  4. not fair to restrict it to 10!

    Posted by Delirious | November 2, 2009, 1:28 pm
  5. 34. Make Lebanon an arms-free country.

    Is this code for UNSCR 1559?

    Posted by alle | November 2, 2009, 1:45 pm
  6. Alle

    Interpret as you will. šŸ™‚

    I think the original suggestion by one reader was something like:

    “Make Lebanon an arms-free country by cracking down on all armed groups, whether it is current militia members or previous militia members/army personnel, drug lords, Palestinian refugees, Hezbollah militants, etc.”

    I didn’t have the space to inlcude the entire sentence.

    Posted by Qifa Nabki | November 2, 2009, 1:47 pm
  7. I could have voted for more than the top ten. But hey, it’s a good start. I’ll be happy if the new government implements even the top two or three.

    Posted by Ras Beirut | November 2, 2009, 10:07 pm
  8. HOW CAN SOMEONE ONLY VOTE FOR 10? It’s like Sophie’s choice… I want to vote for all…

    Posted by Tarek | November 3, 2009, 7:29 am
  9. definitely there were more than 10 good ones up there, I wish the government would take a look at this poll, at these points. QN are you planning on taking this to a next step?

    Posted by Liliane | November 3, 2009, 11:03 am
  10. All options, I would stress on legalizing herbs though! “bit 7el el mafasel walla” and has some economic benefits (monitoring the industry, Medical grade, export to the US/Wherever it is legal for medical use…) takes less maintenance than potatoes and sugar beet and has a higher ROI. w bit 7el el mafasel walla…

    Posted by Soup | November 3, 2009, 11:05 am
  11. Liliane,

    “QN are you planning on taking this to a next step?”

    Shoo laken? As soon as I am appointed Minister of Tafnis, I will make sure that the opinions of QN readers aired at every cabinet meeting.

    Posted by Qifa Nabki | November 3, 2009, 11:07 am
  12. Would someone please volunteer to use this as the initial platform of a Lebanese version of MoveOn.org?

    Posted by Benjamin Geer | November 4, 2009, 7:00 am
  13. Sorry, that link should be MoveOn.org.

    Posted by Benjamin Geer | November 4, 2009, 7:01 am

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