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Challenges await winners of Lebanon's historic polls

They include setting up a stable government and shielding nation from regional turmoil

The people of Lebanon are voting in parliamentary elections tomorrow for the first time after almost a decade of political turmoil.

The hope is that the ballots will not only decide by peaceful means the transfer of power in an Arab country - in itself a rare occasion - but could also contribute to the precarious strategic balance in the Middle East.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 05, 2018, with the headline 'Challenges await winners of Lebanon's historic polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe