May 23, 2018 / 10:49 AM / 3 months ago

Lebanon parliament elects Hezbollah ally Ferzli deputy speaker: Reuters count

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah ally Elie Ferzli won at least half the votes in Lebanon’s parliament on Wednesday, securing his election as deputy speaker.

The post is reserved for a Greek Orthodox under the country’s sectarian power-sharing system. It has been held by an opponent of the Iran-backed Shi’ite Hezbollah movement since 2005, the year Syrian troops withdrew from Lebanon.

Ferzli is one of a number of pro-Damascus politicians whom the May 6 election returned to public office for the first time since then.

Reporting by Ellen Francis and Laila Bassam; Editing by Catherine Evans

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