The March 14 Alliance channeled the popular Cedar Revolution movement into a political force in the 2005 parliamentary election, when the coalition won a majority of seats.
The coalition is currently led by the Future Movement, headed by Saad Hariri, billionaire son of Rafik Hariri. Future holds 34 seats out of the 128-seat assembly. Other coalition members include the Druze Progressive Socialist Party led by Walid Jumblatt (14 seats), the right-wing, Maronite Christian Lebanese Forces led by Samir Geagea (five seats) and the so-called Qornet Shehwan Gathering, a group of right-wing Maronite Christian parties (eight seats, though two members of parliament were assassinated).
Free Patriotic Movement leader Michale Aoun, a former renegade military commander, was originally a member of the coalition. He quit in 2006, casting his political lot with the Hezbollah-led March 8 Alliance.