FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 06, 2005*
The CDL welcomes Chibli Mallat's candidacy for President of
CDL | Sunday November 6, 2005
The Center for Democracy in
and its affiliated organizations welcome the announcement by Professor Chibli
Mallat of his intention to run for the office of President of the
Chibli Mallat is the EU Jean Monnet Professor
of Law and the Director of the
Center for the Study of the European Union, Saint Joseph University (USJ;
Beirut, Lebanon), and currently a senior fellow at Yale law school, Schell
Center (New Haven, Connecticut, USA). He is also Principal of Mallat Law
Offices in Beirut, Lebanon.
impressive profile as a lawyer and a professional, his clear vision and candid
opinion expressed in many information outlets including the CDL's website, make
him an excellent role model for Lebanese politicians and for the Lebanese youths
who hope one day to run for office.
On this note, CDL's director, Elie
Al-Chaer, invited Mallat to share with the world his plan to win the next "presidential
Lebanon and his program to
build a modern democracy in this country. In an exchange with Mallat, Al-Chaer
expressed the CDL's willingness to carry Mallat's message to the Lebanese people
and their friends and supporters across the world, and invited him to make use
of their website and media outreach campaign to publicize his ideas.
The CDL and its affiliated organizations
are an independent, nongovernmental grass-root movement dedicated to promoting
the democratic potential of the Lebanese People in an open and decentralized
society. The "Democracy in
Lebanon" family of
organizations is an all volunteer coalition of
Lebanese organizations and a growing cadre of dedicated professionals with
various religious, educational and social backgrounds working for Peace,
Democracy and Prosperity in
Part of this mission is to highlight the profiles of candidates for office,
their qualifications, their strategic plans and their programs. The CDL
can provide strategic counsel to candidates for office in Lebanon and advise
them on how to achieve their goals.
the time for the "election" of a new President in
Lebanon nears, the CDL
will endorse the candidate most aligned with its objectives.
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