According to AAMC (the MCAT test maker), there are 2 MCAT test centers in Lebanon. Most testing centers are located inside a college or university. You can select a testing location that is nearest to you. Please note that you are able to choose a test center when registering for the MCAT.
BEIRUT 2, LEBANON
AMIDEAST, BEIRUT CENTRAL DISTRICT
BAZERKAN BLDG, 1ST FLOOR, NIJMEH SQ.
BEIRUT, Lebanon 2011 3302
BEIRUT 1, LEBANON
AMIDEAST, BEIRUT CENTRAL DISTRICT
BAZERKAN BLDG. 1ST FLOOR, NIJMEH SQ.
BEIRUT, Lebanon 2011 3302
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The constitution of May 23, 1926 (amended several times) defines Lebanon as a parliamentary republic whose system of government is based on the distribution of functions in the state among the religious groups. The state president should always be a Maronite Christian, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim and the parliamentary president a Shiite being. The head of state is the president elected by parliament for 6 years (no direct re-election possible). The executive power rests with the government under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister appointed by the President. All decisions of the President require the approval of the Cabinet, which is responsible to Parliament and whose composition should reflect the religious and confessional conditions. The legislature is supported by the National Assembly, whose 128 members are elected for a four-year legislative period. After the system of proportional representation, which had existed since 1943, was abolished in 1990, mandates were divided equally between Christians and Muslims. Check barblejewelry to see Travel in the Middle East.
The national flag was adopted on December 7, 1943. It is horizontally striped in red-white-red, the strips are in a ratio of 1: 2: 1 to each other. In the middle of the white stripe is a completely green cedar, the root and tip of which touch the red stripes; the width of the cedar is a third of the flag width. The cedar goes back to the Old Testament; it stands for strength, brightness and eternity. The flag colors are old Ottoman colors.
Lebanon does not have an official national coat of arms. The cedar, the national symbol of the state, is used in its place. It is usually shown on a diagonally divided shield in the flag colors.
The national holiday on November 22nd commemorates the reinstatement of Lebanese officials by France in 1943.
The parties, actually more political groupings, are largely denominational and are usually grouped around leading personalities. The most influential parties and movements include the Alliance of March 14 (including the secular future movement [MF; founded 2005], the Christian Phalange [Kataib; founded 1936], the Forces Lebanaises [FL; German Lebanese armed forces; founded in 1978 as a militia of the Phalange; later converted to a party], the National Liberal Party [PNL; founded 1958], which represents secular positions, the Alliance of March 8 (including the radical Shiite Hezbollah [German Party of God; founded 1982], the mostly Shiite movement Amal [German hope; founded in 1975], the secular Free Patriotic Movement [CPL; founded 2005]) and the predominantly Druze Progressive Socialist Party (PSP; founded 1949).
The Confédération Générale des Travailleurs du Liban (CGTL; founded in 1958; around 300,000 members) consists of 18 trade union associations.
The total strength of the conscription army (12 months of service) is around 59,000 soldiers, the paramilitary security forces (under the Minister of the Interior) around 20,000 men. The army (57,000 soldiers) consists of 14 brigades (including the presidential guard). The Navy and Air Force have 1,000 and 1,100 men respectively.
There are 8 provinces (Mohafazat), including the capital district of Beirut.
The law and the administration of justice are largely based on a number of legal codifications that were passed between 1930 and 1946 on the French model.
At the lowest level, the court system includes single judge courts for civil and criminal matters and courts of cassation (with appellate courts), a military court and an administrative court. At the highest level there has been a constitutional court alongside the High Court of Justice (Haute Cour de Justice) and the Supreme Court since 1994. Personal cases of a religious nature fall under the jurisdiction of specific Christian, Sunni, Shiite and Jewish courts.
There is general compulsory schooling for children between the ages of 6 and 11. The three-year intermediate level builds on the six-year primary level. Their qualification (Brevet Professionnel) entitles them to transition to the three-year secondary level. This is divided into a general education (degree: Baccalauréat libanais) and a technical branch (degree: Baccalauréat technique). In addition to state schools that are free of charge, there are private schools that have to pay tuition fees (share approx. 50%). In the higher education sector, in addition to the state-owned Université Libanaise (founded in 1951), there is a growing number of private universities, including the American University of Beirut (founded 1866), the Université Saint Joseph (founded 1881) in Beirut, which is run under the auspices of the Jesuit Order,
The media landscape is traditionally lively and diverse. Television has spread throughout the Arab world. The political and confessional lines of conflict are reflected in the strong private sector. Journalists are repeatedly intimidated and threatened.
Press: There are around 40 newspapers. Important daily newspapers are “An Nahar” (“The Day”, founded 1933, Arabic), “Al-Mustaqbal” (“Future”, founded 1999, Arabic), “Al-Anwar” (“Insight”, founded 1959, Arabic), Al-Akhbar (“News”, founded 2006, Arabic), “As Safir” (“Ambassador”, founded 1974, Arabic), “L’Orient-Le Jour” (founded 1942, French) and “Daily Star” (founded in 1952, English).
News agencies: National News Agency (NNA, state), Naharnet (private news portal, English).
Radio: “Radio Liban” and “Télé-Liban” are state owned. There are also around 30 private radio stations and two dozen television channels, including “Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. International (LBCI) and “MTV” of the Christian-Maronite camp. Future Television was founded in 1993 by the Hariri family. Al-Manar TV and the pan-Arab news channel Al-Mayadeen are close to Hezbollah. »OTV« is considered to be the mouthpiece of Michel Aoun’s Free Patriotic Movement. “NBN” belongs to the Amal movement.