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Eye on Lebanon


Eye on Lebanon

Eye on Lebanon

Since independence from France, Lebanon’s government has been shared by Christian, Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims according to a 1943 formula that accorded majority power to Christians. This formula has remained in place, failing to reflect changing demographics: the president would be Christian; the prime minister, Sunni Muslim; and head of parliament, Shi’ite. All religions would have positions in parliament, ranked by the size of religious communities.

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