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Lebanon

Lebanon: Political System

Lebanon is a parliamentary republic with a constitution from 1926 that was amended several times, most recently in 1999. The unicameral parliament has 128 members (half Christian and half Muslim) and is elected by the people for 4 years. See AbbreviationFinder for more information about Lebanon politics, and acronyms as well.

Lebanon: Political System

The Prime Minister must be a Sunni Muslim, the President a Maronite Christian, the Speaker of the Parliament Shiite. The state president is elected by parliament every six years. Immediate consecutive terms of office are not possible. Can vote who is 21 years old.

The official name of the country is:

Al-Jumhuriyah al-Lubnaniyah

(Republic of Lebanon)

National anthem

Based on flag descriptions by Countryaah.com, the national anthem of the Republic of Lebanon was written by Rachid Nakhle (1873-1939) and set to music by Wahid Sabra (1876-1952). It became the country's official anthem in 1927 and reads:

Lebanon flag and coat of arms

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Kullouna lil-Watan lil-Ula lil-Alam

(German: We all for home).

Lebanon: Known People

Paul Anka

(born 1941)

Singer/songwriter (greatest success: the Sinatra hit "My Way")

Roda Antar

(born 1980)

footballer, SC Freiburg

Khalil Gibran

(born 1883)

poet, most famous work: "The Prophet".

Salma Hayek

(born 1968)

actress (greatest success: "Frida (Kahlo)" (Lebanese father)

Ralph Nader

(born 1934)

US presidential candidate 1996 and 2000 (Lebanese father)

Shakira

(born 1977)

Singer with 16 no. 1 hits in USA (Lebanese father)

 


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