Lebanon sets parliamentary polls for June 7

Lebanon said on Monday its parliamentary election would be held on June 7.

Lebanon sets parliamentary polls for June 7
The one-day vote will decide whether the Sunni-led coalition supported by the United States and Saudi Arabia retains its slim majority or loses to a Hezbollah-led Shi'ite alliance.

"The electorate is invited to elect members of parliament on Sunday, June 7, 2009," a presidential decree stated.

It will be the first time since the 1975-90 civil war that Lebanon holds a parliamentary election in one day.

Saad al-Hariri's alliance won the last election in 2005 on a wave of anti-Syrian sentiment created by the assassination of his father Rafik. Syria has repeatedly denied involvement in the killing.


Reuters
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