Deeply divided, Lebanon is dragged into local and regional conflicts in a troubled region, and has not yet fully transitioned from a post-feudal era to a modern democracy. The feudal and oligarchy based system is still omnipresent. The old political class that has been governing for the past decades resembles a family business where today’s most influential politicians represent the third generation of rulers. To govern, they replicate inherited older visions instead of revolutionising and modernising the country. Even though some mechanisms are set up to contribute to the country’s democratic exercise (such as presidential, parliamentary and municipal electoral laws), the country has become a failed state where no decisions, actions, programs or elections are implemented or held without the entire consensus of the major community leaders. Militias currently control the political scene, and hinder national initiatives, especially those that do not directly benefit them. Corruption is beyond rampant, no efficient accountability mechanisms are enforced, the national budget is scarcely voted, the financial balance is deficient, and most citizens have given up.