Pedestrians walk past a mural painting depicting a young Lebanese girl who suffered a face injury in the Beirut port blast

Lebanon has an unusual political system based on sectarian representation. The model – established through tradition – allows for power-sharing between 18 officially recognised religious groups in the country.

BBC Monitoring’s Hesham Shawish takes a look at the consequences of this sectarian division of power.

Video produced by Suniti Singh

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