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The Shiite Community in Lebanon: From Marginalization to Ascendancy

@inproceedings{Hazran2009TheSC,
  title={The Shiite Community in Lebanon: From Marginalization to Ascendancy},
  author={Yusri Hazran},
  year={2009}
}
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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