Lebanon Elections 2009

Unlike Iran, Lebanon's 2009 parliamentary elections marked an important step towards the consolidation of democracy. Candidates and political parties proved their commitment to democratic principles in their swift acceptance of the election results. A majority of all Lebanese - Muslims, Christians and Druse - voted for the preservation of Lebanon's sovereignty and independence from any regional power. However as is typical of Lebanese politics political wrangling after the elections took 5 months...

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Lebanon, 2009
Local staff observing the media coverage of the election campaign in the European Union election observers headquarter in Beirut Local staff observing the media coverage of the election campaign in the European Union election observers headquarter in Beirut Adherents of the winning pro-western March 14 Alliance celebrating on Sassine square one day after elections Adherents of the winning pro-western March 14 Alliance celebrating on Sassine square one day after elections Due to network capacity overloads mobile phones break down in some areas on election day, East Beirut Due to network capacity overloads mobile phones break down in some areas on election day, East Beirut Local staff observing the media coverage of the election campaign in the European Union election observers headquarter in Beirut Local staff observing the media coverage of the election campaign in the European Union election observers headquarter in Beirut Adherents of Christian opposition's leader General Michel Aoun celebrate their regional succes in the electoral district of Keserwan Adherents of Christian opposition's leader General Michel Aoun celebrate their regional succes in the electoral district of Keserwan A Lebanese soldier in front of concrete monument containing Soviet T-55 tanks and weaponry next to the Ministry of National Defense in Yarzeh A Lebanese soldier in front of concrete monument containing Soviet T-55 tanks and weaponry next to the Ministry of National Defense in Yarzeh Zeina monitoring the media coverage on Lebanese Forces chairman Samir Geagea in the European Union election observers headquarter Zeina monitoring the media coverage on Lebanese Forces chairman Samir Geagea in the European Union election observers headquarter Adherents of pro-western March 14 Alliance celebrating during a rally in Achrafiye, East Beirut Adherents of pro-western March 14 Alliance celebrating during a rally in Achrafiye, East Beirut Nadim Gemayel, candidate of the Christian Kataeb party, meets his supporters in the streets around Sassine Square in Achrafiye Nadim Gemayel, candidate of the Christian Kataeb party, meets his supporters in the streets around Sassine Square in Achrafiye Deployment of the EU short term observers from Beirut Mövenpick hotel Deployment of the EU short term observers from Beirut Mövenpick hotel Local staff observing the media coverage of the election campaign in the European Union election observers headquarter in Beirut Local staff observing the media coverage of the election campaign in the European Union election observers headquarter in Beirut Nayla Tueni wins the Greek Orthodox seat in the Beirut I district Nayla Tueni wins the Greek Orthodox seat in the Beirut I district Polling station at College Sacre Coeur, Gemmayzeh, East Beirut Polling station at College Sacre Coeur, Gemmayzeh, East Beirut Voters waiting for their relatives in front of a polling station in Achrafiye, East Beirut Voters waiting for their relatives in front of a polling station in Achrafiye, East Beirut Adherents of pro-western March 14 Alliance during a rally in Achrafiye three days prior to election Adherents of pro-western March 14 Alliance during a rally in Achrafiye three days prior to election After completion of a rally of March 14 Alliance After completion of a rally of March 14 Alliance Military forces on a building's rooftop protecting a rally of March 14 Alliance Military forces on a building's rooftop protecting a rally of March 14 Alliance Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah, accepts election results in a speech on Orange TV the day after election Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah, accepts election results in a speech on Orange TV the day after election

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