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Lebanese Political Crisis Sapping Youthful Optimism

As Lebanon limps on without a president for the seventh month, the sectarian impasse that has created a void at the heart of the struggling state has left many of the country’s younger generation fearing 2015 will result in more of the same. Since outgoing President Michel Sleiman stepped down in May after six years in office, parliament has failed on 17 occasions to reach a two thirds vote to name a successor. “The possibility is that if things go on this way at some point you may see...

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