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Electoral Politics in Lebanon

May 27, 2022

Episode Notes:

Lebanese citizens went to the polls in mid-May for parliamentary elections, amidst widespread economic disruption following years of political mis-management. To discuss the electoral results and what they mean for Lebanon, the Middle East, and the West, Aaron spoke with Faysal Itani, the director of the Human Security Unit at the New Lines Institute for Strategy and Policy.

 

[ 0:19 ] What happened in the elections

[ 1:51 ] Independent candidate electoral victories

[ 3:12 ] The fallout for Hezbollah

[ 4:59 ] Lebanon's sectarian political parties

[ 6:40 ] The impact for the region

[ 10:32 ] The state of the country

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