2005: FPM, the largest Christian party in the parliament, and representing 70% of the Christians, out of the government, and the strong LF metl l kleb taking what was given to them by Hariri and co.: One minister of tourism. The elections were being done according to the Ghazi Kanaan Law, and we had shitThe history of the FPM's wild change of principles.
2004: THE GOLDEN AGE. semi-secular nationalist party committed to a strong state with no weapons held by any militia. Would openly call Hezbollah a terrorist organization that had a hand in the assassination of Rafiq Hariri. Not sectarian in their rhetoric even though they recognized the important role Lebanese Christians needed to play.
2006 - 2011: a "secular" openly pro-Syrian party. SSNP-lite. Would openly defend Hezbollah's every last action and peddle odd conspiracy theories involving Israel whenever a Lebanese politician was assassinated. Most shared Lebanese news sites on the forum became Al Akhbar, Addiyar, and Assafir to reflect the new pro-Syrian direction. Most sectarian hatred in this era was directed towards Lebanese Sunnis and Druze; however, most FPMers would claim they are a "secular party open to all sects". Heroes of the FPM included Emile Lahoud, Elie Hobeika, Jamil El Sayyed, Bashar Al Assad, and
2012 - 2015: The Christian rights period. Suddenly Christian rights became a priority on the agenda. Still tried to claim to be secular and were still fully pro-Syrian. Less outlandish conspiracy theories about Israel assassinating Rafiq Hariri.
2015 - Present: When they said hold my beer and became a Lebanese version of France's National Front or Italy's Northern League. After giving Hezbollah everything they wanted for 15 years and allowing them to take over the country, they finally realized that Christians are sidelined and their presence is in danger. A lot of right wing crusader rhetoric from the base that isn't at all reflected by the party leadership. Their minister of defense is openly pledging his loyalty to a Shi'ite Sayyed warlord but the base is openly insulting the Quran and Mohamed. Large parts of the base hate Hezbollah and the Shi'ites but the leadership and even President Aoun himself don't share these sentiments an iota.
2019: The strongest christian leader is at the head of the state, president of the republic. We have proportionate election law. Christians nominate 15 ministers in the government.