GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
September 21, 1990: The Taif Accord balances power in Lebanon's executive branch between Christians and Muslims, ending the 25-year civil war.

The Charter of Lebanese National Reconciliation, or the Taif Accord, is signed into law. It establishes a more representative executive branch based on recent estimates of the population. A half-Christian, half-Muslim Cabinet assumes many of the powers of the president, and the Muslim prime minister is given powers more equitable to those of the Christian president.

WWW Three Lebanese Ministers Explain Taif Accord
http://www.washington-report.org /backissues/0891/9108066.htm

The Lebanese ministers were united in their explanations that the Taif Accord of 1990 has, in Babikian's words, "worked miracles."