Our Political Program

The political program proposed by Minteshreen outlines the structural problems within the Lebanese state - mainly the political, economic and social systems - and works to address them through a series of legislative proposals within an integrated political program accompanied by practical, long-term partisan effort.

Political Program
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Minteshreen for a Green Revolution

Our Green Revolution is aimed at uprooting the monopolies that have controlled and abused Lebanon’s natural resources and reallocate those resources to be used to ensure renewable and sustainable sources of energy


Launching an environmental legislative overhaul by amending some of the laws in place, to develop them and propose new legislations aimed at:

  • Regulating the work of quarries by preventing the issuance of any new licenses and stopping those that are operating illegally, as well as limiting their work to the eastern mountain chain to reduce the environmental impact
  • Dismantling the monopoly of soil and cement companies by reducing customs duties on imported soil
  • Developing a decentralized national plan to address the waste crisis, with a package of incentives for local authorities that adopt environmentally friendly solutions, especially recycling from the source
  • Protecting sea water, rivers, springs and groundwater from waste and industrial sediments by a series of measures such as tightening control over factories
  • Addressing the problem of air pollution in compliance with international treaties signed by Lebanon, by tightening control over factories and their emissions, providing customs facilities for environmentally friendly cars, and establishing a comprehensive plan for public transport
  • Developing a comprehensive plan aimed at reforesting arid areas, especially lands affected by quarries
  • Putting an end to the misconduct in land and marine fishing
  • Establishing a mechanism to strictly control individual environmental violations, including waste dumping and logging


  • Appointing members of the authority regulating the electricity sector in a manner that ensures its complete independence
  • Freezing all contracts that have not yet been signed or that have not received funding, to review and scrutinize all their provisions, especially operations and maintenance contracts with Electricite du Liban, as well as oil and gas contracts, fuel purchase contracts and wind and solar energy projects contracts
  • Reviewing all existing and signed contracts, especially their financial conditions and payment mechanisms, to eliminate all forms of corruption and clientelism
  • Amending all fuel purchase mechanisms to ensure transparency
  • Cancelling the plan to build three gasification stations and adopting the single plant approach
  • Rehabilitating the network to reduce technical waste
  • Adopting measures to stop non-technical waste, especially network infringements
  • Adopting progressive pricing for home consumption of electricity
  • Developing a comprehensive plan for mechanizing tax collection in the electricity sector and completing the installation of electronic meters
  • Rationalizing consumption through:
    • Reducing customs taxes on household and industrial appliances with limited energy consumption
    • Adopting a progressive pricing scheme for times of peak consumption
    • Stimulating alternative energy projects (solar - hydroelectric - wind)
    • Adopting building standards that take into account the climate and geography (insulation - environmentally friendly buildings - etc.)
  • Rehabilitating thermal plants and establishing additional hybrid power plants
  • Replacing diesel with natural gas as fuel for operating the plants
  • Equipping plants with relevant technologies to reduce energy waste (Enhanced Recovery Methods)
  • Developing energy-drawing networks with neighboring countries and working to conclude agreements for this purpose
  • Creating individual power grids to boost the Feed In Tariff
  • Launching awareness and education campaigns to educate on the importance of alternative energy sources and monitoring consumption
  • Working to replace high-voltage lines that loom over residential areas by underground networks


  • Treating wastage in the two main channels that draw water from the Jeita and Qashqoush springs, and exploiting the large springs in Mount Lebanon to meet the needs of the Greater Beirut area
  • Terminating the policy of random dam construction projects
  • Developing a plan for underground wells and organizing extraction, as well as activating monitoring efforts, by exploiting the nature of the karstic soil, which allows water to seep into the ground
  • Rehabilitating the water distribution network and controlling any infringements on it
  • Collecting rain water and making exploiting it
  • Recharging the aquifer by constructing wells to inject the surplus water into the ground
  • Making urban land more permeable to water in order to recharge the underground water supply, by adopting pavers in roads and squares and increasing green spaces
  • Adopting electronic meters and progressive pricing to manage household water consumption
  • Ensuring that the sewage network reaches all homes in Lebanese regions and establishing or reactivating treatment plants

Cultural Heritage

  • Launching archaeological excavations on all Lebanese lands, and assigning the Antiquities Directorate to conduct a comprehensive survey to identify stolen and smuggled antiquities abroad and working to retrieve them
  • Assigning the Ministry of Culture to conduct a comprehensive urban planning study at the level of all governorates, to identify all heritage buildings with the aim of restoring and preserving them, as they form an important part of the Lebanese cultural heritage, and criminalize any encroachment on them
  • Working to activate and encourage local industries and crafts in rural villages
  • Allocating subsidized loans to stimulate the Lebanese cultural industry, especially the publishing, cinema, music, fashion, jewelry and plastic arts sectors
  • Working to establish an electronic public library that contains all Lebanese scientific, literary and artistic publications and research, and provides students in particular with access to global academic data and research platforms
  • Promoting rural, ecological and religious tourism in Lebanon for the economic and social development of rural areas.

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