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The concept of democracy, strength and power of the people (demos – people; kratos – force, power), that was born in the bosom of the city of Athens, and more precisely in the Agora, where the formula of "Es Messon" (go in the middle) gave free speech to the Athenians to discuss the affairs of the city – this term failed to have a privileged status in the most prestigious philosophical system of Greek antiquity, that of Plato.Lebanon, a tiny and historically overburdened country, comprises 18 different religious and cultural communities.Although the first Lebanese Constitution was imported from abroad in most of its essentials, the National Pact, on the other hand, was entirely inspired by the Lebanese and Middle Eastern situation, and is therefore deeply rooted in the concept of differentiated citizenship of the Lebanese people.
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