Middle East Economic Survey


No 23


Political Comment (6 June 2005)

The Hariri slate has made a clean sweep of the first round of the Lebanese parliamentary elections in Beirut, but elsewhere the anti-Syrian opposition coalition is falling apart. Iranian presidential candidate Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has come out in favor of a rapprochement with the US.

Hariri Slate Sweeps Beirut

There were few surprises in the first round of Lebanons parliamentary elections on 29 May, in...