Lebanon strike

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The Independent Online
BEIRUT (Reuter) - Lebanon's Christians started a second three-day strike against elections yesterday. Official results of Sunday's voting in north Lebanon showed a victory for 26 pro-Syrian Christian and Muslim candidates as well as two Sunni Muslim fundamentalists. The latest results make it clear that the new parliament will have a majority of pro-Syrian members and, for the first time, some Muslim fundamentalists.

The parliamentary Speaker, Hussein Husseini, resigned on Monday after results showed Hizbollah well ahead; he accused the group of vote-rigging. Hizbollah denied the charge.