Surprise defeat for Hezbollah

Polls said the Lebanon election would be a close race, but the U.S.-backed party won another majority

Lebanon’s ruling government, an U.S.-backed alliance of predominantly Sunni, Christian and Druze members, won the country’s election on Sunday, defeating Hezbollah (and by extension, Iran and Syria). Polls had suggested the outcome was going to go the other way—so it was a suprise majority win for what is called the March 14 coalition—and a message to the world regarding Tehran and Washington’s fight over the Middle East.

New York Times

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