The Heat: Lebanon election

The Heat

Supporters of Lebanese parliamentary candidate Osama Saad of the “Popular Nasserist Organization” party raise his portraits and flags of his party and of the Lebanese Communist Party as they celebrate after the end of voting in the parliamentary election, in Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon late on May 15, 2022. (Photo by Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

This Sunday, Lebanon held a parliamentary election, the first since the 2019 protests against the government.

The powerful Shia Hezbollah party was expected to win more seats after former Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri pulled out of the contest.

But the group and its allies suffered losses even in areas they controlled.

Priyanaka Navani has details from Beirut.

To discuss:

  • Milad Zohrob is a Founding Member of The Lebanese American Coordination Committee.
  • Nabeel Khoury is a Former U.S. Diplomat and Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.
  • Mounzer Sleiman is Founder and Director of the Center for American and Arab Studies.
  • Michael Maloof is a Former Senior Pentagon Strategic Analyst.

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