The Lebanese Civil War And The Taif Agreement

The fact that Mr. Bahout recommended the Lebanese formula to be applied in other Arab countries was an indication of the catastrophic situation in the Arab world. Lebanon, as he describes it, is dysfunctional, its political system is paralyzed and terribly divided. In many ways, the civil war from 1975 to 1990 (preceded by other civil wars in the 1950s and 1860s) continued in Lebanon; All you need to do is consider the total chaos that reigns over the country and the constant disregard for laws, rules and regulations. Not to mention the theft, corruption, looting of the country and its wealth by the ruling class. It is true that the Arab world is going through a very difficult period in its history, for various reasons that, for obvious reasons, are not discussed here; However, this is not a sufficient reason to recommend the application of a failing system vis-à-vis other countries; a system so dysfunctional that it is not able to pick up garbage from the streets of cities and municipalities of the country in any recommendation to recommend. Yes, we are going through a very difficult time in our history, but show me a part of the world where the same thing has not happened, including the most developed countries. The West tends to push us, and often we Arabs engage. But civil wars will stop, societies will come together, people – including corrupt elites – will eventually come to their reasons and realize that there are no winners in civil wars.

Hezbollah, as a “resistance force” and not a militia, was allowed to remain armed and fight Israel in the south, a privilege it gained in part – according to Swedish academic Magnus Ranstorp – by using its influence as the owner of a number of Western hostages. [9] The reform of the executive provided for in the Taif Agreement was implemented in 1989. The agreement contained several constitutional amendments that came into force after President Hrawi signed in September 1990. Among the main changes: the agreement constituted the principle of “mutual coexistence” (اليشالاششش㶬ژككك” representation “Representation” (صحة التاثيلللارري) as the main objective of parliamentary electoral laws after the civil war. [6] He also restructured the political system of the National Pact in Lebanon by expelling part of the power of the Maronite Christian community that had obtained privileged status in Lebanon during the period of French rule. . . .

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