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Eleições podem dar o poder ao Irão infographic
A infografia explica a crise política no Líbano.


Eleições podem dar o poder ao Irão

By Phil Bainbridge

May 10, 2022 - As eleições parlamentares têm lugar num quadro de estagnação política e de crise económica, com incapacidade para prestar os serviços básicos, o valor da libra libanesa em queda e os eleitores sunitas desinteressados.

High abstentions among Sunnis, together with the withdrawal from the election of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his Future Movement, could be enough to hand power to the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

Within the framework of Lebanon’s denominationally accounted parliament, Hezbollah and their allies - who won 71 of the 128 seats in the last election - could control a two-thirds majority of 86 seats, enough to bypass any blocking veto.

PUBLISHED: 11/05/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images