Lebanon’s parliament has finally managed to pass key financial laws. But the 12 November bomb which killed over 40 leaves the country’s politics looking ever more fragile.

In its first legislative session in more than a year, the Lebanese parliament on 12-13 November passed a raft of key financial laws which were necessary to keep the country running. A political vacuum has brought the decision making process in the country to a virtual standstill. Lebanon has been without a head of state since President Michel Sulaiman’s term expired in May 2014, and parliament so far has been unable to agree on a suitable successor. (CONTINUED - 669 WORDS)