Le­banon needs young and in­spired lead­ers to get it back on track

The National - News - - OPINION -

I write to you in ref­er­ence to your ed­i­to­rial Le­banon’s new lead­ers must re­flect the con­cerns of a young gen­er­a­tion (Novem­ber 16): for far too long the peo­ple of Le­banon have been sub­jected to the same old pol­i­tics of di­vide and rule. But now they have come to­gether and de­manded change with one voice. The re­sult of con­sec­u­tive days of demon­stra­tions has been the res­ig­na­tion of top gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials. The chal­lenge for the next lead­er­ship team, when­ever it is ready to take over, will be to get the coun­try’s econ­omy back on track. In the short term, peo­ple need young and in­spired ad­min­is­tra­tors to de­liver to them good gov­er­nance. The ques­tion in the long run is whether Le­banon can be re­turned to its orig­i­nal place in the world – as a link be­tween the East and the West. This should no doubt be a vi­sion of the next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers.

K Ra­ga­van, Ben­galuru

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