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Sunday, June 7, 2009
Lebanon goes to the polls
In a tremendously important moment for the future of Lebanon, polls opened this morning for Parliamentary elections. The issue at hand, really the only issue that matters, is the possibility that a Hezbollah-led coalition will win control of the legislature. In recognition of its own limitations, Hezbollah itself is running candidates in only about a dozen ridings. But the presence of several allied parties and the traitorous opportunist party of Michel Aoun is giving the pro-Iran / pro-Syria bloc a real chance of taking control.
Here is the work-up on the election from Angus Reid Global Monitor, including a superb historical overview of the background on Lebanon.
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