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Deep Fears For What Kind Of Poland Is Coming

The expected reelection of the conservative 'Law and Justice' (PiS) party could usher in new restrictions against the rights of people to live as they choose.

'SHAME' on Jaroslaw Kaczynski
"SHAME" on Jaroslaw Kaczynski
Monika Olejnik

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WARSAW — By all indications, Sunday's national elections in Poland will bring another victory for Jaroslaw Kaczynski's "Law and Justice" (PiS) party, the national-conservative, Christian formation that has ruled the country for the past four years, and been in and out of power for nearly two decades. So, what will they do next?

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Has Lebanese Politics Finally Freed Itself Of Iran's Influence?

Lebanon's recent elections have shrunk the legislative block led by national power-brokers Hezbollah. But will a precarious new majority be able to rid the government of the long shadow of Tehran?

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Ahmad Ra'fat

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The results of parliamentary elections in Lebanon, have put an end to the majority block led by Hezbollah, the paramilitary group concocted by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hezbollah and its Christian allies, the Free Patriotic Movement, led by President Michel Aoun, lost their 71 seats and will now have 62 (of a total 128 seats).

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