August 2007 (official)
|Religion||Officially Secular, predominantly Sunni Islam|
|National affiliation||March 14 Alliance|
|International affiliation||Liberal International (observer)|
|Regional affiliation||Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy|
|Parliament of Lebanon|
|Cabinet of Lebanon|
|Politics of Lebanon
Future Movement (Arabic: تيار المستقبل, 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, Rafic 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. Like many Lebanese parties the Future Movement is officially secular, and the economically liberal Future Movement is predominantly 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.
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.
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, 22 May 2012
- Observer Members, Liberal International.
- Allouch: Hezbollah qualifies as a terrorist group. YaLibnan. 23 May 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