"The make-up of the new legislative chamber represents a guarantee and a great strength to protect this strategic choice and to protect the golden equation - the army, the people and the resistance", Nasrallah said. Saudi Arabia strongly influenced the Future Movement bloc in 2009, but has recently switched focus to other regional issues like those in Yemen, where yet another Iranian proxy conflict is taking place with the Iranian-backed Houthis.
Everyone has been waiting to see how the past nine years, and all the security and political developments in Lebanon and the region, have affected Lebanese parties - and what the elections would be like.
Preliminary unofficial results show Hezbollah and its political allies have won more than half of the seats.
Such a result would cement Hezbollah's role in the Lebanese government as the strongest political power in the country.
The prime minister also said that the worldwide community should look at the results of Lebanon's election in a "very positive way".
The official results were due to be announced late on Monday.
As many as 800,000 voters under the age of 30 were expected to cast ballots for the first time.
Several Western countries, including the USA, have designated Hezbollah's military wing or the entire organisation as a terrorist group.
What Hariri did achieve was a tiny breakthrough in the Baalbak-Hermel district in the northern Bekka, a traditional Hezbollah stronghold, where he managed to wrestle the Muslim seat from Hezbollah's control, along with the Christian seat, which went to his ally Samir Gagegea of the Lebanese Forces (LF), an all-Maronite party affiliated with Hariri's Future Movement.
One of the main changes in this election is a complex voting system that introduces a degree of proportional representation which has allowed smaller parties to contend.
The next political phase in the country begins with the election of a parliament speaker, and then the naming of a president responsible for the formation of the government.
Among the Christians, the right-wing Lebanese Forces party did particularly well, appearing to nearly double its number of seats from eight to 15.
If confirmed, the preliminary results could put at risk billions of dollars in U.S. military help to Lebanon, as well as global aid and loans the country needs to revive its stagnant economy.
Hezbollah-backed winners include Jamil al-Sayyed, a retired general and former Lebanese intelligence chief who is a close friend of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to the unofficial results.
Aoun said the preferential vote was necessary as voters would likely prefer some candidates on the list to others.
The preliminary results show at least one candidate from a civil society list - journalist Paula Yaacoubian - won a seat in the capital Beirut, an area traditionally monopolized by established political parties.
Lebanon should have held a parliamentary election in 2013 but MPs instead voted to extend their own term because leaders could not agree on a new parliamentary election law.
Hariri said confusion over the new electoral process was behind the poor turnout.
"The problem with this election: a lot of people didn't understand it", he said when asked about the turnout.
Our friendly Bermuda high will be losing influence across our region later Friday night and through the weekend. Temperatures will get all the way into the mid and upper 80s south and east of the Black Hills.
Along with the new authorization, the Board of Directors has also approved a 16% increase in the company's quarterly dividend. The company has a market cap of $895,918.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.21, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.26.
Last year, there were rumours and speculations that Flipkart would buy Snapdeal, but the deal officially ended around mid-2017. Sachin Bansal, 36 and Binny Bansal 35, who became friends as colleagues in Amazon had started Flipkart in 2007.
The firm operates in four divisions: Property, Residential, Construction, and Services.Last it reported negative earnings. On Monday, March 19 the stock of Auto Trader Group plc (LON:AUTO) has "Underperform" rating given by Credit Suisse.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory spokeswoman Janet Babb said the earthquakes reflected the volcano adjusting to the shifting magma. The collapse caused magma to push more than 10 miles downslope toward the populated southeast coastline of the island.
Surbaugh explained that single-sex units will ensure that girls will not have to compete with boys for leadership positions. Two years later, it said it would allow gay scout leaders as well. "How do you manage these strategic tensions?" she asked.
He founded two start-ups-a healthcare start-up, Piramal eSwasthya, and Piramal Realty, a real estate start-up. It was only a month ago, when Mukesh Ambani's elder son Akash Ambani got engaged to schoolmate Shloka Mehta .
Giuliani said despite Trump's openness to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller, he would strongly advise Trump against it. Besides Daniels, former Playboy model Karen McDougal claims she was intimate with Trump "many dozens" of times from 2006 to 2007.
Howard filed the motion to block efforts by the district attorney to take DNA, fingerprints and photos of DeAngelo's body . It's been one week since DeAngelo was arrested at his Citrus Heights home for the crimes of the East Area Rapist.
Early in the midterm election cycle, Republicans had hoped that winning Manchin's seat would increase their slim Senate majority. If there's one person who has run the most Donald Trump-esque campaign since the 2016 election, it's probably Don Blankenship .
Disney's " Avengers: Infinity War " crossed $1 billion in worldwide box office sales on Saturday, according to the studio. Hanging tough in third place was Paramount's A Quiet Place with an estimated $7.6 million from 3,413 screens.
Jinnah row: Tension continues in AMU, exams postponed
The Jinnah row started after BJP's Aligarh lawmaker Satish Gautam wrote to AMU raising objections to the portrait. They said members of certain outfits entered the campus and disrupted the peaceful academic environment there.
NASA InSight Kicks Off 6-Month Journey To Mars
The key instrument on board the spacecraft is a seismometer which will be deployed on the Martian ground by a robotic arm. The launch drew pre-dawn crowds to Vandenberg Air Force Base and rocket watchers down the California coast into Baja.
To Nix or to Fix: Trump's Major Dilemma on the Iran Deal
The deal's critics are unmoved, and they are pushing for what they consider a long-overdue confrontation with Tehran . If anything, this sentiment will likely increase manifold should Trump withdraw from the nuclear deal on May 12.