Hizbollah wins landslide vote

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The Independent Online
BEIRUT (Reuter) - The pro-Iranian fundamentalist Hizbollah won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections for an eastern Lebanon district, results announced yesterday showed. Its success in Baalbek means the militant group, widely believed to control underground elements who kidnapped scores of Westerners in Lebanon in the 1980s, will enter parliament for the first time.

The outgoing parliament failed to reach a quorum to discuss the worsening crisis sparked by fierce Christian opposition to the polls.