Syria marches out

Back in Lebanon, Mustapha at Beirut Spring blog relates the mood of the country, on the departure of the last Syrians.

The people are jubilant:  The Syrians have officially left, the security apparatus is collapsing like a cards house, Two major opposition politicians are joining their embittered constituencies after an absence of more than 10 years (one was exiled and the other imprisoned) and the elections will be taking place starting May 29th.  My grandmother said it best:   God has answered my prayer that I don’t die before I see the back of the Syrians.

The President’s freedom policy moves another step forward.  Lebanon’s elections are in May; Syria’s ruling party holds a congress in June, and multi-party elections are an option even there.  One feels like breaking into a Bob Dylan song, but let’s take a deep breath, relax, and see what the next couple of months actually bring.


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