At every turn, he vigorously opposed progress and human rights. Why would the Democrats praise someone who fought against the very principles they stand for?
The fear that these capabilities may lead to the detention of law-abiding citizens is quite acute and more amplified in the Middle East than the case in Europe or the United States.
This international move to encourage countries to privatize what were once state-owned industries, or at least decrease their investment in such sectors, clearly impacted the livelihoods of thousands of middle class individuals in countries like Lebanon and Egypt.
Since its establishment, Israel has continued, with impunity, to violate the most basic principles of international law and human rights, suggesting that, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the sovereign equality of all nations remains nothing more than a beautifully phrased slogan that is void of practical meaning.
Many independent or so-called “civil society” lists had high expectations that the new proportional law could help them get some seats.
Lebanese political parties will face challenges in attempting to formulate a proper political discourse several years down the road.