Riiko Sakkinen | A4 Drawings | Lebanese Ice Cream
Lebanese Ice Cream
October - November 2013, Beirut
A4 (29,7 x 21,0 cm)
Acrylic color, water color, ballpoint pen and felt-tip pen on paper
i The ice cream flavors refer to Lebanese political parties.

Lebanon has numerous political parties, but they play a much less significant role in Lebanese politics than they do in most parliamentary democracies. Many of the parties are simply lists of candidates endorsed by a prominent national or local figure. Most of the parties are sectarian although nominally secular. Since 2005, and after the assassination of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, the political scene has become very polarized, with most major political parties and movements becoming part of one of two big rival alliances, the March 8 Alliance and the March 14 Alliance
Tags: Lebanon, icecream, politics, party, list