Independence Movement (Lebanon)

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Independence Movement

حركة الإستقلال
LeaderMichel Moawad
Founded2006; 13 years ago (2006)
HeadquartersSlayib, Zgharta
IdeologyLebanese nationalism
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationMarch 14 Alliance

The Independence Movement (Harakat Al-Istiklal known also as Al Haraka) (Arabic:حركة الاستقلال) is a neoconservative and secularist Lebanese political party based in Zgharta (Lebanon), founded in 2006 by Michel René Moawad, son of slain Lebanese President René Moawad and MP and first lady Nayla Moawad.

The movement is part of the anti-Syrian Qornet Shehwan Gathering and the March 14 Alliance.

In the 2005-2009 it had 3 Maronite MPs for the Zgharta District in the Lebanese Parliament, Nayla Moawad, Jawad Simon Boulos and Samir Frangieh.

Since 2009, the party has been led by Michel René Moawad, Jawad Simon Boulos and Youssef Bahaa El Douaihy. They lost the 2009 Parliamentary Elections against Suleiman Frangieh, Jr., Minister Salim Bey Karam and Estephan El Douaihy.


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