$300 million in aid pledge to help the survivors of massive Beirut explosion

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Their corrupt government just resigned. Thank goodness.

But this poses a question: With them gone, who will steal a good chunk of this aid money now?


The government is just the start of it. Their constitution is a mess with a parliament legally split exactly 50/50 between Christians and Muslims. A prime minister who have to be a Christian, speaker of the house a shiite and president a sunni. A legacy from when France left and wanted to ensure the Christians a larger influence than their population number.


The responsible thing would be to allow legacy requirements like that to expire in a few decades.

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