a state plagued by corruption

Demonstrations denouncing inequality and corruption

994 events between 17 October and 16 November 2019

In 2016, 10% of the richest own 57.1% of revenues. Conversely, half of the population owns only 10.7% of income. 8,900 people represent half of the personal wealth of Lebanon. The two richest families, the Mikati and the Hariri, alone hold 15%.

93% of Lebanese judge corrupt government

Power cuts throughout the country

The network, obsolete and undersized, is abandoned because of the clientelism and personal enrichment of a corrupt ruling class.

A confessional and clanic political system, the target of the constation

At the end of the civil war (1975-1990), the Taëf agreements (1989) perpetuate the old denominational system, increase the number of deputies in Parliament, which must respect exact parity between Christians and Muslims.

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The President of the Republic and the Chief of the Armies are Maronite Christians. The prime minister is a Sunni Muslim. The Speaker of the Parliament is Shia Muslim

"Warlords Stayed" in Politics

Businessmen in politics

The man who embodies the "other" power

Sources: E. Verdeil, G. Faour and M. Hamzé, Atlas of Lebanon, IFPO / CNRS Lebanon, 2019; F. Traboulsi, Social Classes and Political Power in Lebanon, Heinrich-Böll Middle East Foundation, 2014; World Inequality Database; Transparency International; Gallup World Poll; Forbes AFP The world


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