Lebanese women look for greater role in parliament elections

Bilal Hussein / Associated Press

Rima Fakhry, a politician with the Lebanese powerful Hezbollah group, speaks during a conference on women participation in politics, at Kempinski Summerland Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.

BEIRUT — Lebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to parliament this spring in its first vote in nearly 10 years, the country’s first women’s affairs minister says.