Lebanon’s Elections: Avoiding a New Cycle of Confrontation

19 05 2009

URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=6130&l=1
Source: International Crisis Group

This report warns that Lebanon’s poll risks offering a false hope. Underlying conflicts will be revived, not resolved. Regardless of who ultimately prevails – the Hizbollah-dominated alliance or the pro-Western coalition – forming a viable government and agreeing on a common program will in the best case be time-consuming and require difficult compromise on all sides.

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