June 8, 2009
U.S.-backed alliance beats Hezbollah in Lebanon’s election

The official results of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections were announced on Monday, confirming that Lebanon has voted to maintain its pro-western government majority.

That coalition beat out another one led by Hezbollah, the party backed by Iran and Syria, which will nonetheless remain an important influence in Lebanon.

Learn more about the players in Lebanon’s election by listening to our online radio show on Lebanon’s election.

Mohamad Bazzi, an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a professor of journalism at New York University, joins Martin Savidge to discuss what the results mean for Hezbollah, for the stability of Lebanon and for American foreign policy in the region.

Don Duncan of Worldfocus partner The Media Line reports on the elections from Beirut.




Roy Baaklini is sooo stupid


no new information here for anyone who reads a reputable newspaper, but the visuals help.


Was Mr. Bazzi on a sleeping medication before he began talking to Martine. Very sleepy fellow, I am glad I am not his student at NYU.

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