Hezbollah’s Loss of Majority Power in Lebanon Elections Signal Possibility for Change

Image is a political poster of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s Secretary-General, in Lebanon. (Photo courtesy of djedj/Pixabay)It’s official; Hezbollah lost its majority power in Lebanon’s Parliament.

With strong backing from Iran, Hezbollah operates as both a Shi’ite Muslim political party and a militant group in Lebanon. Forecasts leading up to the May 15 election predicted Hezbollah’s current grip on power would grow.

People worried their country would become another Iran. “We were under the impression, or the threat that Iran is taking over and [Lebanon] is going to become an Islamic nation,” Nuna of Triumphant Mercy Lebanon says.

“I think this (election result) is a miracle, really; we have been praying hard for this.”

According to BBC News, Hezbollah and its allies came three seats short of a majority.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for a spirit of unity among Lebanon’s newly-elected leaders.

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