Lebanese political parties form Federal Assembly for Lebanon to explore federalism as solution to crisis

BEIRUT — In response to the growing demand for federalism among political parties in Lebanon, a union called the “Federal Assembly for Lebanon” has been formed, with the Universal Syriac Union Party (USUP) among the participants.

At the group’s latest meeting, President of the USUP Ibrahim Mrad announced that a team of experts on federal systems of government is currently developing various proposals and outlines for federalism in Lebanon. These proposals will be presented to religious and political authorities for consideration.

The primary objective of the meeting, as stated by USUP officials, was to foster understanding and achieve consensus among the participating parties. The ultimate aim is to establish a unified federal system that addresses the concerns and aspirations of all parties advocating for federalism as a viable solution to the ongoing Lebanese crisis.