Lebanon Votes in Election Dominated by Regional Tensions

Lebanon Votes in Election Dominated by Regional Tensions

BEIRUT—Lebanese headed to the polls Sunday to choose a new government in the country’s first election in nearly a decade, a vote that has become a proxy contest between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.

With the election unfolding in the shadow of a war in neighboring Syria, regional tensions have eclipsed debate about policy in Lebanon. The main candidates have cast themselves as loyal to either Riyadh or Tehran, which are vying for greater influence in the region.

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Publish date : 2018-05-06 04:33:20
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