Main figures of Lebanon’s under-fire political class

Lebanese protesters who have been gathering in growing numbers for five days are demanding the complete renewal of the political…

Lebanese protesters who have been gathering in growing numbers for five days are demanding the complete renewal of the political class, whose main figures haven’t changed in decades. Since the 1989 Taif agreement that brought to an end the 15-year civil war and defined the rules of a sectarian-based power-sharing system, the same politicians, or their relatives, have called most of the shots.

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