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Deeply divided along familial and sectarian lines, political allegiances change frequently in Lebanon, leaving this election much too close to call.
However, many analysts believe that the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance may be poised to win a slight parliamentary majority - a result that would almost certainly mean an end to US military support and other forms of Western aid.
To counter an international backlash, Hezbollah has floated the idea of a unity government – including Saad al-Hariri, the leader of the Western-leaning March 14 coalition, as prime minister.
But al-Hariri flatly rejects the notion of a unity government, saying that he will not be a front for a Hezbollah-led government.
On Tuesday's Riz Khan we speak to Ibrahim Moussawi, a close advisor to Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, and editor of the Hezbollah newspaper Al-Inteqaad.
Also joining the programme from Lebanon is Richard Koyomjian, a spokesperson for the Lebanese Forces electoral campaign, which is part of the March 14 alliance.
We ask: How will the election impact unity and stability in Lebanon?
This episode of the Riz Khan show aired on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
Source: Al Jazeera