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Hezbollah's Nasrallah says Lebanon results are 'victory' for the resistance

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah gestures as he addresses his supporters from a screen during a rally, in Mashghara village in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Monday election that results are a “political and moral victory” for the resistance, as it refers to itself and its regional allies.

In a televised address a day after Lebanon’s first elections in nine years, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said “the parliamentary presence” created by Hezbollah and its allies would guarantee the protection of the “resistance”.

Hezbollah was founded as a resistance movement to Israel.

Reporting by Laila Bassam and Dahlia Nehme; Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg