Hezbollah strengthens influence in Lebanon parliament

Election of ally of Iran-backed group to role of deputy speaker could give it more power.

by

    Hezbollah has strengthened its influence in Lebanon's parliament with the election of an ally of the Iran-backed group to the role of deputy speaker.

    Elie Ferzli was chosen at the first meeting of parliament, since elections earlier this month.

    He joins another Hezbollah supporter, Nabih Berri, who was re-elected as parliament speaker.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr has more from Beirut.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    Answer as many correct questions in 90 seconds to win the World Cup with your favourite team.

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.