Lebanon elections: The counting of votes has not yet ended, but this morning (Monday) it emerged that Hezbollah and its allies won a majority of 71 seats out of 128 seats in parliament, but at the same time, their power weakened in favor of their opponents.
The vote count showed that Hezbollah’s allied Druze politician Talal Arslan had lost his seat for Mark Dow. Preliminary results also pointed to victories for at least five independent faction members who campaigned on a platform of reform and took into account the politicians accused of leading Lebanon to the worst crisis since its civil war in the 1980s.
Lebanon reports that the Lebanese forces, which strongly oppose Hezbollah, have won at least 20 seats and are likely to overtake the “free patriotic movement” – an ally of the Shiite terrorist organization and the largest Christian party in parliament, which has currently won 16 seats.
The question now is whether Hezbollah and its allies will be able to hold on to a majority of supporters in the Lebanese parliament, including those in the Sunni Muslim moshavs where allies and opponents of the Shiite movement face off.
The current election is the first since Lebanon’s devastating economic collapse began after the massive explosion in the port of Beirut in 2020 that hit the city and its environs.