National Accord

The National Accord Document approved in Taif, Saudi Arabia, on October 22, 1989 and ratified by Parliament in Qleiaat, Lebanon, on November 5, 1989, is the source of peace in Lebanon. It has brought into being many political reforms: it redistributed authority within the state, underscored Lebanonís Arab identity and association, confirmed the parliamentary and democratic character of the political system and the free character of the economic system, and consolidated public freedoms. The document also established national accord as a constitutional and national principal and emphasized the unity of Lebanonís territories, people and institutions. Highlighting the importance of social justice and balanced development, the document sought to bring together Lebanonís capabilities and potential into a process of development and productivity. It also addressed the consequences of the war, especially the problem of war-displaced refugees.

The National Accord Document is neither the property of a certain Lebanese group nor was it tailored to serve the interests of a single Lebanese group. It was meant to be a bridge to lead us all to a state of freedom, equilibrium and equality. The settlement that put an end to the insane war has given the Lebanese Ė all Lebanese Ė a chance to rebuild co-existence according to internal national unity and equilibrium. The Taif Accord, which solidified the national rules of a new constitutional experience, opened up new vistas of change and modernization to the Lebanese. It established a political formula that provides future potential, takes into account the political and social changes of the last 50 years and anticipates new and expected challenges. It does not disregard the Lebanese principles of equilibrium, partnership and co-existence. Developing this accord by democratic means on the basis of equilibrium, partnership and co-existence is essential.

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The Future Movement

Introduction
Policies
- National Accord
- Co-exixtence
- Annulling Sectarianism in Politics
- Political Reform
- Modernizing and Reforming the Public Administration
- Foreign Policy and Lebanese-Arab Relations
I- Renewng confidence in Lebanonís role within its Arab milieu and in the whole world.
II- Strengthening Lebanonís brotherhood, friendship and cooperative relations with other Arab countries.
III- Emphasizing Lebanonís distinguished relations with Syria.
IV- Developing the role of Lebanonís diplomacy in the countryís economic, social and cultural progress.
V- Addressing Lebanese communities all over the world.
- The Role of Society and the Youth
- The Role of Education
- Democracy and Socio-economic Revival
I- Consolidating democracy, freedoms, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, and developing the foundations of justice in the state.
II- Renewing confidence in the Lebanese economy and polishing Lebanonís distinctive economic characteristics.
III- Activating an economically rewarding foreign policy.
IV- Resolving the public financial situation.
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Reducing production cost

   1- Privatization
   2- Encouraging productive sectors
VI- Capitalizing on human resources, developing their qualities, encouraging their productivity, and establishing an accountability system according to the level of productivity and the quality of performance.
VII- Enhancing and activating social services and improving their returns.
VIII- Emphasizing the importance of legislative stability.

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Stressing the Rule of Law
Conclusion