Lebanese Political Scientist Calls for Establishment of a Federal Sectarian Ruling System in Lebanon (MEMRI)

Originally published on 30 November by Middle East Media Research Institute

Lebanese Political Scientist and Maronite priest Monsignor Camille Moubarak said in a November 22, 2020 interview on OTV (Lebanon) that a federal system should be established in Lebanon. He said that this system should be split into twelve federations – six for the Muslims and six for the Christians – and that the federal capital should be in Beirut.

Mubarak said that people would be able to choose which district they would want to live in and would simply have to respect the laws of that district. In addition, he said that such a federal regime would be different from a confederacy in that it would not establish borders between the districts, a step which he said would encourage ambitions of independence.