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postedbyYousef

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Congratulations to the winning parties and better luck next time for those who did not get it right this time. Excerpts from the BBC news article:

“The leader of Lebanon’s governing pro-Western coalition has claimed victory over a Hezbollah-led bloc in the country’s parliamentary election.

Saad Hariri said his 14 March alliance would retain its majority in the 128-seat parliament.
A key Christian ally of the Hezbollah-led alliance, which is supported by Syria and Iran, admitted defeat in Sunday’s elections.

The Christian vote was said to be split evenly between the two camps.

Hezbollah fielded only 11 candidates, though it is a powerful member of the broader opposition coalition, which Mr Aoun’s group and the mainstream Shia movement Amal.

The current majority in parliament was swept to power in 2005, following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in a car bombing in Beirut.

The bombing forced Syria to withdraw its troops from Lebanon after a 29-year presence amid accusations of Syrian involvement in the attack.

The government in Damascus has strongly denied the claims.”

I just asked one of my christian Lebanese colleagues “Mabrook?” and she said ever so sadly “NOO!!”

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This entry was posted on Monday, June 8th, 2009 at 7:47 am

6 Responses to “Lebanon Elections Results”

  1. Bo9ale7 says:

    Mabroooooooooooook πŸ˜‰ the results brought tears to my eyes walla πŸ˜‰

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  2. Marzouq says:

    Alah esa3dihum inshalla! Lebanon is slightly more unstable then Kuwait in their political arena, I just hope that things improve there and stabilize!

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  3. q80saracen says:

    Bil Imbaarak…nitimanaa lee i5wanna bil Lebanon il amn wil izdihaar.

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  4. 1001Nights says:

    Ashwa ashwa il7imdilla ina moo hizbullah

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  5. Aliman says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    Its such a relief!!!!! We have voted in competent people not clowns!!
    Inshallah Kheir

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  6. Mark says:

    It was pretty simple since there were two choices:

    A Syria and Iran backed side
    A US and European backed side

    The Syrian and Iran backed side lost which now makes Lebanon a better place.

    :)

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