Supporters of Lebanese Presidential hopeful Michel Aoun clash with soldiers near by the Lebanese Parliament in Beirut, where minsters were meeting on July 09, 2015. Disagreements between rival political factions means Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014. Hezbollah-allied Aoun complains that as the Presidency is a position reserved for Christians, the lack of one restricts Christians political agency in the country, which has long been stymied by sectarian strife. (Photo by Sam Tarling/Corbis via Getty Images)