Middle East Report Online: Old Wine in Older Skins: Lebanon Elects another Parliament by Heiko Wimmen

Middle East Report Online: Old Wine in Older Skins: Lebanon Elects another Parliament by Heiko Wimmen
On the Lebanese elections:
With a political system based on consensus, there will be no escape from the quagmire of the past two years without compromise. Whichever camp wins the majority on Sunday will be less crucial in determining Lebanon’s future than the political bargaining that follows. If the Lebanese government is to work after the elections, the political elite will have show bold leadership and compromise where they failed to before.


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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.