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Lebanon: Murdered Hariri's Son Wins Decisive Lead

Assassinated Hariri's Son Wins Decisive Lead In Lebanon's Elections

Lebanon: Saad al-Hariri.Scoop Link: Al Jazeera reports official results show Saad al-Hariri's bloc grabbing all 19 seats of the capital Beirut in the 128-member Lebanese assembly in Sunday's vote. Many observers expect the four-stage polls to sweep the anti-Syrian opposition to power, even though the main alliance has splintered. The elections will be held on three consecutive Sundays to fill all 128 seats in the legislature.

The elections will be held on three consecutive Sundays to fill all 128 seats in the legislature.

Saad, son of slain former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri and a Sunni Muslim, plans to travel to the north and the east, where there is a sizable Sunni population, to join allies in trying to forge tickets and negotiate coalitions that could win the opposition more seats.

  • For more, see Al Jazeera's report… Saad al-Hariri vows to stand by allies

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