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Hezbollah and allies win 62 seats in Lebanon parliament, losing 2018 majority – Reuters tally – Metro US

Hezbollah and allies win 62 seats in Lebanon parliament, losing 2018 majority – Reuters tally

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Nasrallah addresses supporters at election
FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Nasrallah addresses supporters at election rally in Tyre

(Reuters) – Hezbollah and allies who support its armed presence have lost the parliamentary majority they held since 2018 in Lebanon, according to a Reuters tally of official results released on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the heavily armed group.

Hezbollah, the Shi’ite Amal Movement, the Christian Free Patriotic Movement and a number of other MPs considered to support the group’s armed presence in the country now hold around 62 seats, compared to 71 in the outgoing parliament.

A source allied to the group confirmed the number to Reuters.

(Reporting by Maya Gebeily, Editing by William Maclean)

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