UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The preliminary results of the Lebanese legislative elections show that the Lebanese Islamic Resistance movement, Hezbollah and its allies have collected the majority of votes in various constituencies.
The Lebanese went yesterday Sunday, April 6 at the polls.
“The voter turnout in the first Lebanese legislative elections in almost a decade on Sunday reached 49.2 percent,” Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said.
Approximately 600 candidates in 77 lists were running to fill 128 seats in Parliament in 15 constituencies and 7,000 polling stations. These Lebanese legislative elections were organized for the first time according to a proportional voting system.
In a report on the results of the 6 May legislative elections, the Lebanese newspaper al-Binaa said: “The Resistance came out of these elections hands-down and Hezbollah broke all the forecasts.”
According to al-Binaa the Shiite tandem, made up of Hezbollah and the Amal movement led by the outgoing President of the House, won 26 of the 27 seats reserved for Shiites, which gives it an indisputable representativeness of this community.
The supporters of the Resistance sent their message
Resistance supporters renewed their allegiance to Hezbollah’s secretary general, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah and Speaker Nabih Berri.
The Amal and Wafa lists garnered the majority of votes over 2009, showing that Hezbollah enjoys strong popular support. The victory of the Resistance also sends a clear message to the international and regional forces that wanted to turn this electoral competition into a collapse for the Resistance and its allies.
The Baalbek-Hermel governorate in the northeastern part of the country of Cedar is part of one of the very sensitive constituencies where Saudi Arabia and its allies have made efforts to change the results in favor of the Current of the future (al- Mustaqbal) and his allies. But the election results showed that the Saudi regime failed.
The results of the Lebanese legislative elections have deciphered the Lebanese political scene. The consolidation of the national presence of the Resistance also enjoying the support of Sunni confession figures and supporters of the Resistance have brought to light the status of this movement in Lebanese society.
On the other hand, the unilateralism of the Future Stream list has changed the equation in favor of Hezbollah.
On the other hand, Nabih Berri was reappointed as Speaker of Parliament. But the reappointment of Saad Hariri as head of the cabinet remains in a halo of uncertainty, which means that the process of setting up the new government may be lengthened.