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Constitution of Lebanon – 6: Final and Temporary Provisions

PART SIX
FINAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISIONS

Article 95
(As amended by the Constitutional Law of November 9, 1943, and by the constitutional law of September 21,1990)
The Chamber of Deputies that is elected on the basis of equality between Muslims and Christians shall take the appropriate measures to bring about the abolition of political confessionalism according to a transitional plan. A National Committee shall be formed, headed by the President of the Republic, it include, in addition to the President of the Chamber of Deputies and the Prime Minister, leading political, intellectual, and social figures.

The tasks of this Committee shall be to study and propose the means to ensure the abolition of confessionalism, propose them to the Chamber of Deputies and to the Ministers council of ministers, and to follow up the execution of the transitional plan. During the transitional phase:

  1. The sectarian groups shall be represented in a just and equitable manner in the formation of the Cabinet.
  2. The principle of confessional representation in public service jobs, in the judiciary, in the military and security institutions, and in public and mixed agencies shall be cancelled in accordance with the requirements of national reconciliation; they shall be replaced by the principle of expertise and competence. However, Grade One posts and their equivalents shall be excepted from this rule, and the posts shall be distributed equally between Christians and Muslims without reserving any particular job for any sectarian group but rather applying the principles of expertise and competence.

Article 96
(Abrogated by the Constitutional Law of January 21, 1947)

Article 97
(Abrogated by the Constitutional Law of January 21, 1947)

Article 98
(Abrogated by the Constitutional Law of January 21, 1947)

Article 99
(Abrogated by the Constitutional Law of January 21, 1947)

Article 100
(Abrogated by the Constitutional Law of January 21, 1947)

Article 101
Beginning September 1,1929, the state of ‘Greater Lebanon’ shall be known as ‘The Lebanese Republic’ without any other change or modification.

Article 102
(As amended by the Constitutional Law of November 9, 1943)
All legislative provisions contrary to the present constitution shall be abrogated.

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