Saad Hariri

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Choosing Hariri was the easy part — forming a govt will be far more challenging

  • Lebanon’s election three weeks ago — the first in nine years, strengthened the position of Hezbollah — with a strong performance by its allies.
  • The Future Movement, the party of Hariri, lost several seats and left him weakened, but due to Lebanon’s political system, which reserves the position of prime minister for a Sunni, Hariri was the only candidate with the power base to take the position.