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Special Coverage: The FRANCE 24 Debate reports from Beirut

Joseph Eid, AFP | Portraits of candidates Nouhad Mashnuq (R) and Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C) are pictured in a residential neighbourhood of the Lebanese capital on May 4.

Voters cast ballots Sunday in Lebanon's first parliamentary elections since 2009, with early results showing Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s party losing a third of its seats while Hezbollah made gains. Watch the FRANCE 24 Debate from Beirut.


FRANCE 24’s Sanam Shantyaei speaks to Lebanese Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh; Paula Yacoubian, a newly elected MP from the Koullouna Watani Group; founder Hadi Damien of anti-discrimination group Beirut Pride; and international affairs analyst Toni Nissi.

Click on the video player below to watch The Debate's special coverage from Beirut.

The FRANCE 24 Debate, live from Beirut


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