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Women had to have documents that could prove that they had received at least an elementary level education.
This limitation was lifted five years later in 1957 without much discourse or a fight.
In 1952 the Women's Political Rights Agreement came about and guaranteed that women would be able to vote.
Women gained the right to vote but with a limitation, they had to have an elementary education.
The political arena in the country is mostly made of a small number of elite families that have been in power since the 1950s and 1960s and the beginning of suffrage.The Lebanese Women's Council (LWC), established in the 1950s, serves as an umbrella entity for more than 140 organization One of the very important characteristics of Lebanese politics is the excess of political parties competing for power and control.There are eighteen political parties in total in the country, but seven currently dominate the sphere.Although women in Lebanon have their own organizations, most exist as subordinate branches of the political parties.France confirmed the electoral system of the former Ottoman Mount Lebanon province in setting up a Representative Council for Greater Lebanon in 1922.These political parties are almost all men dominated, and the women that do head these parties are often only there because they are a part of one of the political families and have been put in place for power often because of a sudden death or lack of men left to run in the family.Men control the leadership of the country, often silencing the women’s voices.Two stage elections, universal adult male suffrage, and multimember multi-communal constituencies continued the situation that prevailed in Mount Lebanon up to 1914.Women in Lebanon gained suffrage in 1952, only five years after men did in the new Republic (in the year 1947).The Lebanese constitution — specifically Article 7, proclaimed that "All Lebanese are equal under the law, enjoying equally civil and political rights, and performing duties and public responsibility without any discrimination among them." This however did not protect against gender discrimination and thus women were not equally protected.Women were refused the right to vote by early Lebanese government until they organized and began petitioning for equal rights.