How Hezbollah is clearing the path to full control over Lebanon’s government – Slowly but surely, the militant group is taking over Lebanon’s state institutions. | Newsweek
In late December, Lebanon’s parliament swore in a new cabinet dominated by Hezbollah and its partners in the pro-Syrian March 8 Alliance. For the Shiite group, this was a political victory even greater than the selection of its ally, former general Michel Aoun, for the presidency two months earlier. Lebanon is unusual in that its cabinet is by law the country’s executive authority, more powerful than the president, prime minister or parliament. Holding the cabinet will tighten Hezbollah’s grip on Beirut, as its pro-Western opposition in the March 14 Alliance continues to dissolve.