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Protests spread to Lebanon


Lebanese protesters have called for an end to the country’s sectarian political system.

Around 8,000 people demonstrated outside the electricity ministry. They claimed the site was a symbol of the corruption the long established division of power among religious sects had produced.

Lebanon’s constitution says the president must be a Maronite Christian, and the prime minister a Sunni Muslim. Critics say dividing power this way has fuelled self interested alliances.

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