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Chantal Sarkis from Akkar becomes LF secretary general


The Information Office for the head of the Lebanese Forces LF, Samir Geagea, announced in a statement yesterday the appointment of Dr. Chantal Sarkis as the new secretary general of the Party. A brief overview of her achievements issued by the Office, described Sarkis as the loyal daughter of the Akkar town of Qobayyat, holder of doctorate in political sciences and an international expert in electoral affairs, who chose the ‘Lebanese electoral system’ as a topic of her dissertation. During the past seven years, the statement went on to say, and before her resignation and appointment at the LF on August 2, 2016, Sarkis acted as a political advisor at the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon. Before her work at the UN, Sarkis served as director of programs at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, and was a social activist and founder of a number of associations. She also received the academic award of the former UN Secretary General, Kurt Waldheim, in  2002. Sarkis is married, a mother of three and a professor at NDU university, noting that she was also an LF activist from 1998 and until 2005. (An Nahar, As Safir, October 19, 2016)


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