The last census of residents in Lebanon was conducted in 1932, under the French mandate.
The state has been unaware of the true number of residents and only estimates it from time to time. The issue of COVID vaccination showed the importance of such a census. Under the pretext of the “sectarian pact”, the sectarian regime has avoided population censuses because it poses a threat to the continuity of their system. Therefore, they have ignored the true number of residents, their sex, age, geographic distribution, nationalities, professions, and sources of income. The census will include all Lebanese emigres for better political representation, linked to places of residence instead of familial and sectarian ties. The census will also provide benefits, such as universal health coverage, to all residents and will allow the taxation of the income of all residents, whether earned in Lebanon or abroad.