From Information International Consultants (Jawad & Zeina Adra) comes this great essay on Lebanon's Confessional System[ [Lebanon in the XXI Century: Fall of Maronite Nation & Rise of Sunni and Shia'a]. (Conclusions)
* In 2006, the percentage of Maronites in Lebanon shrank to 19%, while that of the Christians to 30%. The number of Christians in Lebanon will reach a low of 11% in 2081, while that of the Sunnis & Shia'as will reach 36.6% and 44.8% respectively.
* 60.8% of Lebanon's Population is below 40 years old, and Muslims represent 70% of that segment.
* The current political crisis heads towards an implosion of sorts: In case the stalemate produces 2 governments (and perhaps 2 Presidents) Cantonization could become a "reality".