Lebanon, Beirut, May 4 /Trend, R.Hafizoglu/
The discords amongst the Lebanese political forces and inter-religious problems in the country, which hinder the development of Lebanon, can be solved only through political change, as a result of which the country could become a modern state in both economic and political sense, the Speaker of Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri believes.
"If there would not be internal problems of Lebanon resulting from religious and political differences between the ruling circles of the country, Lebanon could become a leading country in the region," Berri told Trend.
Government of Saad al-Hariri has disintegrated during Prime Minister's visit to the U.S. on January 12, when 11 ministers resigned.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman instructed Najib Mikati on March 25 to form a new government of the Republic. An independent Sunni politician Mikati, who submitted the "draft of national salvation", gained support of 68 out of 128 MPs as a result of consultations with parliamentary factions.
According to Lebanese law, the President must be elected Christian, the Speaker of Parliament - Shia Muslim, the Prime Minister - Sunni Muslim. Lebanon - a parliamentary republic.
An agreement on an equal number of Muslims and Christians in the Lebanese Parliament has been achieved 20 years ago. This agreement, called the Taif Accord, put an end in 1990 to the bloody confrontation that existed in the country since 1975.