Lebanon Elections


Lebanon’s anti-Syrian alliance has swept the board in the first round of general elections, officials say. Amidst a low turnout, the coalition headed by the son of murdered former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri took all 19 seats in the capital Beirut.

Pro-Syrian Shia groups are tipped to fare better in next Sunday’s second round of voting in the south. But the country-wide result is expected to see a big parliamentary majority for Syria’s opponents.

(Via Newsbeat 1).

UPDATE: Here’s video of Saab Harriri talking about the election results.

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Interesting. I will email my Lebanese co worker. He has many of his family members still there. It will be interesting to hear their response to the election. They are very much against the Syrian occupation
Lisa N

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