Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies lost their majority in Lebanon’s parliament, official results showed Tuesday, while independents achieved a surprise breakthrough.
Full results announced by the interior ministry two days after the election revealed that no bloc would control the 128-seat assembly, a deadlock observers fear could usher in a tense period of political jostling.
The first since Lebanon was ravaged by its worst-ever economic crisis and a cataclysmic explosion at Beirut port in 2020, the polls were seen as a prerequisite for a crucial IMF bailout. However, only about 41 percent of eligible voters cast their vote.
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