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Hezbollah, Allies Lose Majority in Lebanon's Parliament

Election officials count ballots in Tripoli, Lebanon, on May 15.

Election officials count ballots in Tripoli, Lebanon, on May 15.

Photographer: Bilal Hussein/AP Photo

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Beirut (AP) -- Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies lost their parliamentary majority, final elections results showed Tuesday, while more than a dozen independent newcomers gained seats. The outcome signaled a shift in a country devastated by an ongoing financial meltdown and soaring poverty.