Image is a political poster of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s Secretary-General, in Lebanon. (Photo courtesy of djedj/Pixabay)It’s official; Hezbollah lost its majority power in Lebanon’s Parliament.
Winter packs a punch in Lebanon. Back-to-back storms in January buried makeshift refugee settlements. Temperatures continue to plummet in Syria while resources move farther out of reach. The same is true in neighboring Lebanon.
Lebanon prepares to hold parliamentary elections on March 27. The announcement comes as much of the country deals with rolling blackouts. Anger over the economic collapse led to protestors damaging the state electric company’s equipment.
Syria and Lebanon have a tumultuous history, as Syria occupied Lebanon from 1976 to 2005. The Syrian civil war that began six years later resulted in millions of refugees, many of whom now live in Lebanon.