This allowed it to dissolve the government in autumn 2010.
This was encouraged by Syria’s President Bashar al-Asad as a result of his disagreement with Saudi Arabia and Hariri.
The Ta’if Agreement was signed in the hopes of ending a fifteen-year civil war.
It recommended the formation of a national committee to study political sectarianism, and temporarily allowed the distribution of senior posts and top-ranking political positions based on sectarian divisions. Meanwhile, sectarianism has not been brought to an end but has increased, and now influences all administrative, security and political designations from the lowest to the highest ranks.
The country is currently seeking to formulate an electoral law that will rid the state of its sectarian character and aims at doing that through consensus between sectarian political powers.