The Lebanese political arena is witnessing a remarkable phenomenon. Political debate is no longer held exclusively between major parties and instead debate now rages within parties, having infiltrated them. There are many reasons for this shift, including the emergence of a new generation of participants in many parties. This generation has grown up in a post-2005 neo-revolutionary political climate. It can be said that this era has been marked by a shift in the sort of politics the Lebanese became used to after 1992. It seems that all parties have been affected by the political climate created by the March 14 movement.
The Shiite political sphere seems to be as of yet unscathed by the political trend toward internal strife. However, if we are to look closely, the opposite is trueNadim Koteich