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An online campaign launched by "Explore Lebanon" this week has gone viral on Arab social media, after the Facebook page invited Lebanese people to vote for Clooney as their new President.
An online campaign launched by “Explore Lebanon” this week has gone viral on Arab social media, after the Facebook page invited Lebanese people to vote for Clooney as their new President.
Lebanon has spoken: The people want Hollywood actor George Clooney as their President!

An online campaign launched by “Explore Lebanon” this week has gone viral on Arab social media, after the Facebook page invited Lebanese people to vote for Clooney as their new President.

The campaign kicked off with a photo of Clooney standing tall with folded arms, and a red sash resembling the Lebanese flag strapped around him.

The photo’s caption read, “Support George Clooney for Lebanese Presidency… he is our last resort.”

It continued, “As the saying goes: My Brother-in-Law, my saviour,” referring to the fact that Clooney is married to Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

But could Clooney do a good job of turning Lebanon around? He is actively involved in world politics through various global campaigns and projects after all.

He recently met with Syrian refugees in Berlin, who told him and his wife Amal about their struggles back in Syria and the dangerous road they had to take in order to reach Germany safe and sound.

We also know that Clooney holds strong moral grounds: he is married to a human rights lawyer, and he is against Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, having recently referred to his views on Muslims and Mexicans entering the US as “insane.”

Lebanon has failed to elect a President for the 24th time since May 2014; maybe George Clooney really is their last resort.

Al Banaba

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