Lebanon’s presidential elections have been postponed once again, this time to Jan. 7, Naharnet reported Dec. 16. Lebanon has not had a president since May 2014, when lawmakers were unable to choose a successor to President Michel Suleiman.
Lebanon is a highly divided country. Parties and politics are shape according to sectarian lines between Christians, Sunnis,Shias, Druzes and other ethnicities.
The fragice equilibrium of Lebanon is complicated by the flow of Syrian Refugees that now comprise 25% of the Lebanese population , most of them are Sunnis, making the position of Hezbollah in Syria more difficult. This situation is complicated by the external meddling of Iran and Saudi Arabia that supports rivals Lebanese ethnic groups.