Outgoing Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi said the parliamentary by-elections will be held at the end of March in Lebanon. This would replace 10 MPs who have resigned or died. As a reminder, 8 deputies had resigned in order to demand early parliamentary elections following the explosion of the port of Beirut on 4 August 2020. These include MP Sami Gemayel, Elias Hankash for the Metn, Paula Yacoubian, Nadim Gemayel for Beirut's first constituency, Neemat Frem for Kesrouan, Michel Mouawad, Marwan Hamad\u00e9 and Henri H\u00e9lou. 2 MPs - Michel Murr and Jean Obeid - also died as a result of coronavirus COVID19 contamination.