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For one to be optimistic or cynical in life and their perception of the world is something that boils down to their temper, personality and upbringing. It may also be influenced by certain realties and circumstances or a certain state of affairs that drive people to either hold pessimistic views...

In light of the scarcity of laws approved during the Lebanese legislature’s tenure, ongoing since June 2009, there have been frequent talks about the productivity of Parliament - or rather the lack thereof. In 2013, only two laws were approved: Law no. 245 dated April 12, 2013, which suspended...

The mandate of the current Lebanese Parliament elected on June 9, 2009 comes to an end on June 20, 2013. Its term of office was marked by accomplishments that were numerous and included the approval of 169 laws. However, a close comparison between the legislative achievements and the respective...

Soon after the resignation of Mikati’s government and the invitation to Tamam Salam to form a new Cabinet, several obstacles emerged to hinder the formation of an all-embracing government. Ten months later, however, a spirit of consensus emerged. With some of the barriers surmounted and others...