Hezbollah has managed to consolidate its position in Lebanese politics and in the process encroached in Hariri's stronghold of Beirut. A sign that Hariri's lack of political acumen is putting his base in jeopardy.
Lebanon's Hariri says his party has lost a third of its seats in parliament
Even though the official results have not been announced yet, Hezbollah's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says his party has achieved "victory" in Lebanon's first parliamentary elections since 2009. PM Hariri has lost over a third of his seats.
Hezbollah cements dominance amid low turnout in Lebanon polls
Lebanon is heading towards its first election since 2009. Known as a microcosm of the Middle East, Lebanon continues to reflect greater Saudi-Iranian tensions in the region as the new internal dynamics have started to affect its political balances.
Lebanon's awaited elections
3 May 2018
Parliamentary elections in Lebanon are finally taking place. But will the new system change anything?
A Palestinian seat in the Lebanese parliament?
7 May 2018
Manal Kortam is running for an 'imaginary seat' in Lebanon's parliament because, as a Palestinian, she'ss ineligible to run.
Ruling parties to keep their clout as Lebanon votes
The Western-backed Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon's leading Sunni, is battling to limit losses he is expected to suffer in the first parliamentary election in nine years. He is nevertheless expected to form the next government.
Lebanon Elections: Hariri opponent drums up support in Tripoli
7 May 2018
Tripoli, is one of Lebanon's Sunni heartlands, it should be an easy win for Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his Future Movement in Sunday's elections. But as Abubakr al Shamahi found out, Hariri has strong opposition ready to take his place.
International donors have pledged $11 billion in financing to Lebanon four weeks before the election. Considering the rampant corruption in the country, it's worth asking if this gives an edge to Lebanon's incumbents.
Lebanon goes to the polls for the first time in nine years
The election is being held under a new proportional system that has confused some voters and made the contest unpredictable in formerly safe seats, but still preserves the country's sectarian power sharing system.
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