A Pleasant Surprise - Pro-Western Coalition Wins Lebanese Election, Hezbollah Loses

Lost amid today’s clutter, here’s some good news.

The pro-Western coalition has won an upset victory in the Lebanese parliamentary elections, defeating a Hezbollah-led alliance:

Lebanese election: Hizbollah fails to win majority as pro-Western coalition wins narrow margin.

Hizbollah suffered a rebuff in its efforts to gain an overall majority in Lebanon’s parliament on Sunday after a high turnout upset predictions in a peaceful general election.

The television station owned by Saad Hariri, the majority leader, said his camp expected to win 70 seats in the parliament against 58 for the Hizbollah alliance.

I’d rate this as very, very good news….