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|Founded||1992, Officially August 2007, declared April 5th, 2009|
|Ideology||Sunni Muslim Liberalism,
Classical liberalism
|Political position||Centre to Centre-right|
|Religion||Secular (mainly Sunni Muslim)|
|National affiliation||March 14 Alliance|
|Regional affiliation||Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy|
|Parliament of Lebanon|
|Cabinet of Lebanon|
|Politics of Lebanon
Future Movement (Arabic: تيار الممستقبل, Tayyar Al-Mustaqbal) (FM) is a Lebanese political movement, led by MP Saad Hariri, the younger son of the assassinated former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri.
The Party was officially founded in August 2007, yet it was only declared on April 5, 2009 in a convention held at the BIEL convention center in Beirut. Although officially secular, the economically liberal Future Movement is firmly alligned with and supported by the Sunni Muslims of Lebanon.
After the killing of Ahmad Abdel-Wahid, the Future Movement called on Sunni Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to immediately resign, claiming his March 8 alliance cabinet had shown incapability to maintain the country's internal security.
Future Movement is part of the March 14 Alliance that includes, amongst many groups, the Christians associated with the Lebanese Forces and Kataeb parties (main 2 allies of FM). Most of its base is made up of Sunni Muslims.
The main opponent of Future Movement is the March 8 Alliance, most important parts being Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) led by General Michel Aoun and the Shia Hezbollah and Amal Movements. There are also other opponents that are neither with March 8 Alliance nor March 14 Alliance such as Hizb ut-Tahrir, that advocates the re-establishment of the Islamic caliphate.
Opposition to Hezbollah
In 2011, an official of the Future Movement warned that Shia Hezbollah "has all the characteristics of a terrorist party", and that Hezbollah is moving Lebanon toward the Iranian Shi'ite Islamic system of government.
The future Movement has an important media presence in Lebanon and internationally. Media outlets expressing the Movement's views include Future Television, Future News, Radio Orient and Al-Mustaqbal daily newspaper.
Future News was launched in the year 2007, a 24-hour news channel that supports the Future Movement's and March 14 Alliance's views.
Radio Orient (Lebanon) Radio Station
The station is better known by its Arabic name إذاعة الشرق.
The Future Movement's youth wing, Future Youth, is a member of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY), and hosted the 2009 IFLRY Executive conference in Beirut. Already in November 2010 they hosted another IFLRY-event, this time the General
- Future bloc calls on premier to immediately resign NOW Lebanon, May 22, 2012
- Allouch: Hezbollah qualifies as a terrorist group. YaLibnan. May 23, 2011
- Future Movement Official Web Site
- Future Movement Official forum
- Future Movement Sweden and north Scandinavia
- Future Movement USA Official Web Site
- 14 March Alliance Official Site
- & www.futuremovementaustralia.com/ Future Movement Australia NSW Web Site
- Future Television Official Site
- Future News Official Site
- Radio Orient (Lebanon) Official Site
- Al-Mustaqbal Newspaper Official Site