Editorial, NZZ Online | June 9, 2009
Lebanon's Sunni-led pro-western alliance has won a surprising victory at the weekend's parliamentary elections. ++ Saad Hariri, the son of the assassinated head of government Rafik Hariri, is the front runner for the position of prime minister. ++ "This is an extraordinary day for democracy and for Lebanon." ++ However, new conflicts could spring from the hard fought election campaign and Hariri's plan to curtail "Hezbollah's veto right in government decisions" in order to avoid further blockage of government decisions.