Friday, August 7, 2015

Fact of the Day: Lebanon Democracy

Due to its religious diversity, certain seats of power in the country of Lebanon are reserved for members of certain religious groups. In a pact the country agreed (though haven't always followed the rule) that the President must be a Maronite Christian, the Prime Minster must be a Sunni Muslim, the Speaker of the Parliament must be a Shia Muslim, and the Deputy Prime Minister must be a Eastern Orthodox Christian. 

10 comments:

Huggybear said...

There is no such thing as democracy in Lebanon.
With that collection all that exists is chaos to the extreme.
Beirut, once called the Paris of the Middle East, is now the "hell hole"
of that area.
Not recommended for safe travelling.
B J Hunnicut M.A.S.H 4007 Australian Medical Corp.

Lux G. said...

Really? So now I'm wondering if those who want to run for the position decides to convert first. :D

Emmylou said...

This pact actually makes sense if practiced accordingly, but unfortunately, gov't corruption...yeah.....

Martha said...

That is quite interesting.

Christine said...

Interesting

Margaret D said...

Really. Well I'm always learning..

Pat Hatt said...

That can be a damper on the hopes of some

Adam said...

The title Lebanon Democracy was meant to be a little sarcastic. Though even though they are far from a true democracy, they are more democratic than most in that region of the world.

stephen Hayes said...

This policy hasn't helped Lebanon rise above its many problems.

bj said...

Hi, Adam....:)