Future Movement

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Future Movement

تيار المستقبل
Tayyar Al-Mustaqbal
ChairpersonSaad Hariri
FounderSaad Hariri
Founded2007; 12 years ago (2007)
HeadquartersBeirut, Lebanon
NewspaperAl-Mustaqbal
IdeologyClassical liberalism
Economic liberalism
Political positionCentre-right[1]
ReligionOfficially secular, but predominantly Sunni Islam
National affiliationMarch 14 Alliance
International affiliationLiberal International
Regional affiliationArab Liberal Federation
Colours     Blue
Parliament of Lebanon
20 / 128
Cabinet of Lebanon
6 / 30
Party flag
Flag of the Future Movement.svg
Website
www.almustaqbal.org

Future Movement (Arabic: تيار المستقبل, Tayyar Al-Mustaqbal) (FM) is Lebanese political movement, led by MP and Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the son of the assassinated former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafic Hariri.

Saad Hariri

The movement is the largest member of the March 14 Alliance, which lost a majority of the seats in the 2018 parliamentary elections.

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. The Future Movement is economically liberal and officially secular, though it is primarily affiliated with the Sunni Muslim sect.[2] The party is a full member of the Liberal International.[3]

Politics[edit]

The Future Movement was founded in 2010 and was 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). 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.

Opposition to Hezbollah[edit]

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.[4]

On 23 June 2013, Future Movement MP Nohad El Machnouk, who was appointed as the minister of interior and municipalities in Prime Minister Tamam Salam's government on 15-2-2014,[5] told Murr TV that Lebanon is under occupation by Hezbollah.[6]

Media[edit]

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 Youth[edit]

The Future Movement's youth wing, Future Youth, is a member of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY), knowing that the current President of IFLRY Ahmad Al Rachwani is a member of Future Movement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lebanon: Country Risk". Société Générale. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ Carla E. Humud, Lebanon's 2018 Elections, CRS Insight, May 11, 2018 (IN10900).
  3. ^ Full Members Archived 2014-05-25 at the Wayback Machine, Liberal International.
  4. ^ Allouch: Hezbollah qualifies as a terrorist group. YaLibnan. 23 May 2011
  5. ^ "Nouhad Machnouk Official Page". www.facebook.com.
  6. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com.

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