A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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Politics in Lebanon are like a never-ending play, and while spectators are accustomed to witnessing the drama unfold on television via interviews and speeches, a new stage has emerged. Social media has provided politicians with a new platform on which to act out their politics. Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt is the undisputed Twitter master.Wednesday, he indulged in a series of tweets in which he alluded to the appointment of the Lebanese president as an Iranian decision.Jumblatt hit back by invoking the tale of Aladdin and the magic lamp. With Aladdin symbolizing the Iranian authorities, Jumblatt asked the lamp's help in guiding Lebanese politicians to elect a president. While Jumblatt has mastered the art of Twitter, Wahab still has some way to go.Hariri backs Frangieh for the presidency while Wahab supports Change and Reform bloc head MP Michel Aoun.Yet Wahab soon realized his error and deleted the tweets. During an interview, Speaker Nabih Berri accused Lebanese Forces head Samir Geagea of toying with politicians following a historic, and downright surreal, reconciliation between Geagea and Aoun.
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