Hezbollah made no electoral advances yesterday, which is positive news (unless you happen to be Hezbollah's Jewish supporter), but Avi Issacharoff notes that not much, in fact, will change:
For the duration of their next term in power, Prime
Minister Fuad Siniora's cabinet and majority leader Saad Hariri's
coalition will be dependent on Hezbollah's goodwill. With last summer's
violent showdown, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah made absolutely
clear who is in charge.
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