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Hariri Congratulates Women on Winning Six Parliament Seats

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday congratulated women of Lebanon for winning six parliament seats in Sunday’s general elections, up from just four in the 2009-era parliament.

“We congratulate the women of Lebanon for winning 6 parliamentary seats, and congratulations for al-Mustaqbal Movement for winning half of these seats,” said Hariri on Twitter.

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Israel on Alert in Shebaa Farms after Strikes on Syria

In the wake of the Israeli air strikes on military targets in Syria, Israeli forces have been on high alert along the border line of the occupied Shebaa Farms adjacent to the Golan Heights section in Syria, the National News Agency reported on Wednesday.

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Berri Says Vote Results ‘Will Protect Lebanon’

Parliament speaker Nabih Berri said that the general election's results vindicated a formula in which both the army and Hizbullah guarantee the country's protection.

Polls held on Sunday, the first in nine years, saw Hizbullah's allies in parliament garner enough seats to block any attempt by its political foes in parliament to make it disarm.

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Bassil Says FPM to Have Biggest Bloc in Parliament

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil, the head of President Michel Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement, has announced that the FPM won at least 29 seats in parliamentary elections, making it the largest bloc in the assembly.

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U.N. Appeals for Stability in Lebanon after Vote

The United Nations on Monday urged Lebanon's politicians to act responsibly to protect Lebanon's stability following elections that saw Hizbullah and its allies make gains.

"We hope that all Lebanese political stakeholders will continue to act responsibly in the days following polling to protect Lebanon's stability, which should include the swift formation of a government," said U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

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Israeli Army Executes Construction Works in Abbasiyeh

The Israeli army carried out construction works in the occupied parts of the southern town of Abbassiyeh, the National News Agency reported on Monday.

Two bulldozers started digging ditches and setting up dirt blocks in the occupied part of the town, NNA.

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Israeli Minister Says ‘Lebanon Equals Hizbullah’ after Election

An Israeli ministers said on Monday that high Hizbullah results in the country’s parliamentary elections, means Israel “will not differentiate” between Hizbullah and the State of Lebanon in any future war.

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Parliamentary Election Turnout 49 Percent, Says Mashnouq

Less than half of Lebanon's electorate voted in Sunday's general elections, according to a provisional turnout figure of 49.2 percent announced by Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.

The figure marked a drop from the 54 percent of voters who cast a ballot in 2009, the last time Lebanon elected its parliament.

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Unofficial Results Show Hizbullah Gains in Parliamentary Elections

Hizbullah was poised to seal a win in Lebanon Monday with results for the decade's first general election expected to confirm the Iran-backed party as the main winner.

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Low Turnout in Lebanon's First Parliamentary Vote in 9 Years

Lebanon's much-delayed parliamentary elections witnessed a low turnout on Sunday, with the lowest at 28% in Beirut's first electoral district – Ashrafieh, Rmeil, Saifi and Medawar.

The highest turnout was meanwhile recorded in the Rashaya-West Bekaa district at 63.31 percent.

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