Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah and Amal Movement gesture as they ride in a car in Marjayoun, Lebanon May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
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Western media outlets Monday trumpeted the claim that Hezbollah had imposed its dominance through Lebanon's first parliamentary elections in nine years, but the reality is that little has changed on the political front.An LF source told The Daily Star before the elections that the FPM had hoped to squeeze the party out of the next Cabinet, something that could also push it closer to those butting heads with the FPM – namely Amal and the Marada Movement.But an Amal source stopped short of confirming a potential alliance between the party and the LF was in the works. "FPM leader Gebran Bassil has a different stance on Hezbollah than President Michel Aoun and the Christian pressure on Hezbollah will increase with the LF being strengthened in the elections," Khashan said. He even went as far as saying it was possible to envision an alliance between the FPM, LF and Future to confront Hezbollah.
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