Lebanon's President Michel Aoun looks on during a state visit on September 26, 2017 at Hotel de Ville in Paris./ AFP / POOL / STEPHANE MAHE
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Power sharing has been the main theme across the years, weighed according to demographics or sectarian powers and support by European countries, as was the case in the 19th century.Peaceful periods were governed by that sharing of authority, while periods of tension were often the result of a shakeup of those powers.Christians, in the meantime, insisted that it had deprived them of some of the presidency's powers, since the president is always a Maronite, the prime minister Sunni and the speaker Shiite.
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