File - Thousands of Lebanese opposition protesters gather during a demonstration in Martyrs Square, central Beirut, Lebanon, Monday March 14, 2005. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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The emergence of the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance and the rival March 14 coalition in 2005 has since plunged Lebanon into political turmoil and sectarian divisions with far-reaching effects on the country's volatile security and stability, analysts said Thursday.Bou Habib and other analysts said the fierce power struggle between the March 8 and March 14 blocs was largely at the root of the country's many woes.The March 14 alliance, a coalition of parties that takes its name from the uprising, is still struggling for Lebanon's freedom, sovereignty and independence.Saudi Arabia backs the March 14 coalition while Iran supports the March 8 alliance.Also, the 10th anniversary of the March 8 and March 14 parties comes as the Lebanese Army is locked in an open battle against Syria-based jihadis threatening to destabilize Lebanon. Nader, the USJ professor, said he expected the emergence of a new political elite to do away with the acute political alignment between the March 8 and March 14 camps plaguing the country.
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