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 Towards Social Justice

Our program includes an integrated vision that covers physical and mental health, education, housing, and social care. It aims to secure equal opportunities for all citizens as well as to provide support for the most impoverished families. Our program holds the state to its responsibilities towards all marginalized groups in society, through many initiatives and laws, the most important of which is the establishment of a fund to support individuals and families during unemployment periods, as well as the approval of the old-age pension law for both the public and private sectors

Social Protection

  • Establishing a fund to support individuals and families during the period of forced unemployment on the condition of constant pursuit of work
  • Adopting legislation to ensure security for senior citizens in the public and private sector
  • Adopting legislation to support vulnerable families with at-home dependents with special needs, and the implementation of Law 220/2000 so that the infrastructure is rehabilitated to preserve the dignity of these citizens, in addition to securing job opportunities for them in both the public and private sectors 
  • Protect children from the dangers of forced labor, human trafficking, and homelessness by strictly enforcing compulsory education until the age of 18
  • Adopting a law to protect small depositors
  • Raising the minimum wage and ensuring it is flexible and adapts to indicators of inflation
  • Adopting a series of legislations to form a social safety net to protect the most vulnerable categories in society
  • Adopting a national and transparent program for subsidies as a part of the comprehensive government plan for dealing with the ongoing economic crisis and ensuring that the policies of subsidization are fairer towards the most vulnerable categories in society


  • Adopting a housing policy that grants the right of housing for all citizens and that considers alongside ownership the possibility of rent
  • Protecting long-term tenants’ right to housing, as well as landlords’ right to a fair rent allowance, through the implementation of the new rent law and the creation of the funds defined in said law
  • Introducing additional incentives for subsidized housing loans for young men and women
  • Incentivizing the creation of small residential units for rent or financial lease and prioritizing the adaptation of spaces to economic and social goals
  • Tightening supervision over commercial banks and limiting subsidized housing loans to low or middle-income earners
  • Support the creation of Real Estate Cooperatives

Physical and Mental Health

  • Adopting universal health coverage (physical and mental) that guarantees equality among citizens in hospitalization and access to medicine, as well as merging all healthcare funds within a unified and comprehensive framework to better rationalize health spending
  • Rehabilitating and equipping governmental hospitals medically and administratively, and granting them financial and administrative independence -especially with regard to employing medical staff- to eliminate the influence of sectarian quotas and political favoritism.
  • Activating the production of national medicine in a way that limits the manipulation of drug prices, meets the needs of the local market and allows competitive export in global markets
  • Supporting, developing, and organizing primary health care by enhancing the capacity and proficiency of the network of primary health care centers so that they fulfill criteria of the Ministry of Public Health’s network
  • Launching awareness and disease prevention campaigns, as well as integrating mental health care into primary health care centers
  • Tightening control over public and private medical institutions through:
  • Organizing laboratory, biological and radiological examinations, procedures and surgical operations in a manner that limits the discretion of their prescription
  • Reducing manipulation of health bills, especially in hospitals
  • Establishing objective and clear standards that promote effective health services
  • Monitoring the performance of medical staff, including doctors and nurses as well as pharmacists, in cooperation with the relevant unions
  • Tightening control over institutions that provide services or products that directly or indirectly affect public health, such as but not limited to restaurants, slaughterhouses, factories, stores
  • Establishing a health sector regulatory body whose main task is to work on implementing reforms in the health sector, by facilitating cooperation between the public and private sectors and promoting good governance
  • Enhancing mental health care through a series of measures, especially:
    • Adopting the draft law contained in Decree No. 9031 related to the care, treatment and protection of persons with mental or psychological illnesses
    • Reviewing budget allocations from the Public Spending Budget for the Ministry of Public Health regarding mental health spending
    • Adoption and financing of the National Mental Health Strategy
    • Establishing an inter-sector cooperation mechanism that includes all ministries and relevant actors, to mainstream mental health policies into other sectors
    • Integrating mental health care into primary health care centers and social development centers that are part of the Ministry of Public Health network
    • Contracting with public hospitals to secure beds in psychiatric wards
    • Ensuring the sustainable availability of psychiatric medications, specifically those agreed upon in the national list, for citizens with mental disorders who lack health coverage
    • Developing and implementing promotional and preventive strategies related to mental health and substance use


  • Establishing campuses for the Lebanese University in all governorates that include student housing at nominal prices
  • Adopting a national student card dedicated to students of Schools, Universities, Technical and Vocational Institutes, which grants them privileges and discounts in transportation, restaurants, shops, libraries, insurance companies and other institutions and companies
  • Removing any and all political influence from the Lebanese University to foster and safeguard its independence
  • Developing the internal regulations of both the Lebanese University and private universities, especially with regard to protecting individual freedoms, protection from gender discrimination in educational programs, and protection from harassment on university campuses
  • Ensuring the availability of student housing at low prices throughout all Lebanese regions
  • Setting strict licensing standards for new universities and colleges, that take into account the needs of the labor market and comply with international academic standards
  • Cancelling the licenses of all universities, colleges and institutes that do not meet the new conditions and standards of licensing and eliminating all taxation incentives that such Institutions benefit from
  • Laying the foundations for updated civic education curricula aimed mainly at developing civic engagement and Citizenship as well as eliminating sectarianism, and which include mandatory civil service hours at both the intermediate and secondary schooling levels
  • Taking proactive measures to combat bullying in schools and universities
  • Restructuring the public-school sector to raise the quality of education and eliminate random hiring as well as contracting and inefficient spending
  • Raising the age of compulsory education to 18years.
  • Developing educational curricula to stay up to date with scientific and technological developments, and to stimulate critical thinking and emotional intelligence among students
  • Adding the following mandatory materials to the educational curriculum:
    • Mental Health
    • Sexual Education
    • Coding and Programming
    • Environmental Education
    • Fiscal Citizenship
    • Foundations of Social Justice
  • Amending the Higher Education Law for technical and vocational learning with the aim of improving the quality of education and training, as well as working to actively change the prevailing societal perception of the professional and technical sectors
  • Reviewing universities’ mental health curricula for health and social care specializations and for postgraduate medical studies programs, as well as directing them towards a multidisciplinary approach in line with the biopsychosocial model and recovery model, and in cooperation with academic institutions
  • Raising and unifying employment standards for members of the educational body both in the public and private sectors, to ensure a high quality of education in all educational institutions
  • Adopting implementation decrees in law aimed at adopting the necessary reforms in the educational sector to protect persons with special needs
  • Granting educational inspection authorities broad powers to take behavioral and punitive measures against members of the educational body who violate laws and regulations as well as amending the penalties to make them more stringent
  • Establishing educational exchange programs in secondary and higher education institutions between resident students and expatriate students, with the aim of strengthening the Lebanese identity and developing students' experiences
  • Issuing a unified book for the modern history of Lebanon, extending from Lebanon’s independence all the way to the October 17 Revolution

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