Christian Parties & Hezbollah Win Seats, as PM Movement Weakens
Lebanon holds its first parliamentary elections in almost a decade. Despite the increase of civil society groups, the results point to a clear victory for establishment elites of all political parties. Additionally, Christian parties and the Hezbollah coalition emerged stronger while the prime minister’s movement suffered. The Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections recorded over 7,000 violations on election day, in spite of the new legislation passed on elections.