Amanda Rizkallah

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri gives a thumbs-up with his ink-stained thumb after voting at a polling station in Beirut on May 6 as the country held its first parliamentary election in nine years. (Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images)

On May 6, Lebanon held its first parliamentary elections in nearly a decade. Since 2009, Lebanon faces several new challenges — the influx of Syrian refugees, the breakdown of waste management, economic crisis. Sunday’s election was Lebanese voters’ first opportunity to hold parliament accountable for its responses to these challenges. The elections were also an occasion for other firsts — a new electoral law with a proportional representation component, standardized ballot and provision for expat voting; as well as the participation of a record-breaking number of women candidates; and a broad civil society coalition opposing traditional elites.

The official results make two things clear.…  Seguir leyendo »