On Wednesday evening, the leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, admitted that his party and its allies have lost the parliamentary majority in the 2022 elections.
However, “unlike the situation in parliament in 2018, no political group can claim a majority,” he said during a televised speech.
According to the recent numbers published by Reuters, Hezbollah and its allies, namely the Amal Movement, the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), and other MPs combined, now hold around 62 seats out of the 128, compared to 71 in 2018.
During the speech, Nasrallah surprisingly called for partnerships between all political groups, including the newly-elected MPs, adding that the alternative would be “chaos and vacuum.”
The results of the 2022 elections show a huge blow for the ruling political parties that can no longer claim a majority grip on the parliament.
The people of the revolution, including the new political movements of opposition, have made a stunning breakthrough, securing seats among the powerful that have held for too long the fate of Lebanon into their hands.
Even with a twisted electoral law, and the chaos and fraud that had occurred during the elections and the vote counting, the opposition has scored life-changing numbers.