Two Years to a Leader!

November 16, 2016

Can you imagine what it would be like to live in a country where there was no leader? The Lebanese people can tell you. For two years, the country of Lebanon has had no president. After former President Michel Suleiman ended his term, 45 sessions (or meetings) were held with the members of Parliament to try to elect their next leader. They all ended in disagreement. Why? In Lebanon, there are many opposing factions (or groups) who believe in how the country should be run, making it hard to agree on that one person who will serve as a good leader to all the people of Lebanon. But last week it happened: Michel Aoun, a former army commander, was elected to be the next President of Lebanon. So what now? President Aoun has some difficult tasks ahead of him, one of which is what he’ll do with the over one million refugees who have fled to Lebanon from neighboring Syria.