Elections in Lebanon: Hezbollah set to lose majority in parliament

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Elections in Lebanon: Hezbollah set to lose majority in parliament
Supporters of Hezbollah and the Christian Lebanese Forces clashed at polling stations across the crisis-ridden country.
By TZVI JOFFRE, REUTERS
Published: MAY 15, 2022

The Lebanese Forces party has won at least 20 seats in Lebanon's parliamentary election, the head of its press office said early on Monday, in a significant win for the Christian faction that is vehemently opposed to Shi'ite movement Hezbollah. Hezbollah and its allies are likely to lose their majority in the Lebanese parliament, three sources allied to the group said, a result that would mark a major blow to the heavily armed faction and reflect anger with ruling parties.

While results from Sunday's election have yet to be finalized, the senior sources said it was improbable Hezbollah and its allies would secure more than 64 of parliament's 128 seats, citing preliminary results. An official at Hezbollah's media office could not immediately be reached for comment.

Supporters of Hezbollah and the Christian Lebanese Forces clashed and polling monitors were threatened as Lebanese citizens voted in the first parliamentary elections since the economic crisis in the country began. As of 6:30 p.m., shortly before polls closed, 37.5% of eligible voters had voted throughout Lebanon.

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