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In Lebanon’s Elections, More of the Same is Mostly Good News

Lebanon’s elections yielded few surprises, says Crisis Group’s Lebanon, Syria and Iraq Project Director Heiko Wimmen in this Q&A.

Hizbollah is slightly stronger and its main rival weaker.

But the polls do represent a return to normalcy.

  • Heiko Wimmen
  • ICG

Who won and who lost in the Lebanese elections?

The 6 May elections readjusted the political balance but brought no fundamental change.

Maur 3cAs before, no government can be formed without Hizbollah.

To be effective in government the Shiite Islamist movement, as always, will have to reach out to partners that oppose much of its agenda.

Hizbollah is not about to take formal control of the…

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