Iran-backed Shia Muslim Hezbollah movement, allies lose majority in Lebanon’s parliament.

Written by on May 18, 2022

The Iran-backed Shia Muslim Hezbollah movement and its allies have lost their majority in Lebanon’s parliament, results from Sunday’s election has shown.

The bloc’s candidates won 62 of the 128 seats, three fewer than it needed.

Hezbollah retained its own seats, but President Michel Aoun’s Christian Free Patriotic Movement lost support.

But the lack of an outright winner and Lebanon’s rigid power-sharing political structure means that the chance of significant change is still low.

The election was the first held since a 2019 nationwide uprising against a political elite widely seen as corrupt and ineffective.

Seun Fakorede

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