Abstract: While talks about a Third Republic in Lebanon continue, this brief will outline different ideas circulating in the Lebanese public sphere with regard to the need for the following political pacts: abolishing the sectarian system, instituting administrative decentralization, (con)federalism, active neutrality, the tripartite power-sharing model, up to the partitioning of Lebanon. The brief will also address the political context and the communal reactions to these demands. It argues that these propositions remain a political rhetoric, lacking mature formulations and the conducive regional and international conditions for materializing at the moment. Yet, the discussion around these proposals should not be curtailed, and the sentiments underlying these proposals are important to attend to, as they lay ground for Lebanon’s future should the regional deadlock end.