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The Shiite Community in Lebanon: From Marginalization to Ascendancy

  title={The Shiite Community in Lebanon: From Marginalization to Ascendancy},
  author={Yusri Hazran},
In the Lebanese parliamentary election held on June 7, 2009, the Hizballah-led opposition increased its seats by only one, from 56 in 2005 to 57. The Western-leaning coalition managed to hold on to its parliamentary majority, winning 71 seats compared to 72 in 2005. While at first glance, it appeared that Hizballah had failed to reap the political rewards of the July 2006 war and the 2008 Doha agreement, which had given Hizballah the power to veto major government decisions, a closer look… 
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  • U.S. -Arab Economic Relations and the Obama Administration
  • 2009
11 Hezbollah's creed was proclaimed for the first time in February 1985, in the manifesto entitled " An Open Letter to the Downtrodden in Lebanon and All Around the World
  • 11 Hezbollah's creed was proclaimed for the first time in February 1985, in the manifesto entitled " An Open Letter to the Downtrodden in Lebanon and All Around the World
  • 2003
Iran and Lebanon in the Revolutionary Decade
  • Distant Relations : Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years
  • 1988
, “ Hezboallah ’ s Other War , ” The New York Times , August 13 , 2006 ; Richard Falk and Asli Bali , “ International Law at the Vanshing Point , ”
  • Middle East Report , no . 241 ( Winter 2006 ) , p . 40 . 8 Augustus Norton Distant Relations : Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years