Paralysis continues to define the political landscape in Lebanon with little chance of the government and opposition reaching agreement on a compromise candidate before election day. International actors with a vested interest in the election’s outcome further complicate this.
A satisfactory outcome to the election depends on the unlikely resolution of heretofore intractable domestic issues and a number of stagnated international problems. The emergence of two parallel governments is a genuine possibility, as is a resurgence of politically motivated violence.
- The Lebanese presidential election on 25 September is a crucial event in the country’s recent political history, the outcome of which could have major implications for the future stability of Lebanon.
Read full article (subscription required)