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The parliamentary bloc led by the powerful pro-Iran armed movement Hezbollah lost its majority in parliament, according to the final results of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections released on Tuesday. Candidates for the 2019 Lebanese popular protests won at least 13 of the 128 parliamentary seats.
Lebanon’s largest parliamentary bloc, led by the powerful pro-Iranian Hezbollah militant movement, lost its majority in parliament, according to the final results of legislative elections announced by the interior minister on Tuesday (May 17).
The Shiite movement and its political allies have the support of about 70 of the outgoing parliament’s 128 members but failed to win the 65 seats needed to maintain a majority after Sunday’s legislative elections.
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Candidates from the 2019 Lebanese popular protests won at least 13 seats in parliament, according to the final results of legislative elections released on Tuesday.
exist #lebanon14 independent representatives #parliament The first of 128.Some have even taken seats from parties that have been on the political spectrum for decades, including #hezbollah. pic.twitter.com/NmmthRc2kd
— Zeina Antonios (@zeinaantonios) May 17, 2022