Hady Amr

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Hady Amr is a visting fellow and project director at the Brookings Institution. He previously served in the Obama administration as a White House appointee and a senior diplomat.

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Lebanese Elections: Good for the Country, Warts and All

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.

With much of the Middle East either in violent conflict or undemocratic, one Arab country is holding genuine elections this week: Lebanon.

Barring some last-minute black swan event like the outbreak of war—always possible in that part of the world—elections should indeed be held this Sunday, May 6.