Pro-Western Bloc Defeats Hizbullah in Lebanese Election

[Times-UK] Nicholas Blanford - The Western-backed March 14 bloc appeared to have retained its parliamentary majority in Lebanon's closely fought election in the face of a strong challenge by the Hizbullah-led opposition, according to preliminary results. Lebanese television predicted that March 14 had won 70 seats in the 128-seat parliament. "We've lost the election," a source close to the opposition told Reuters. "We accept the result as the will of the people."

2009-06-08 06:00:00

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