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Saudi Arabia: Sunni Bloc and Sunni Politician

saudi arabia: He blamed a new electoral law and a performance that wasn't up to the standard, according to Vancouver Courier. Hariri would still have the largest Sunni bloc in parliament, facilitating his return as prime minister to form the next government. The initial results, which were carried by Lebanese media and are more or less expected to match the official count, show that Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a Sunni politician with close ties to Saudi Arabia, has lost at least five seats in Beirut, once considered his party's stronghold.article continues below Trending StoriesYVR aims to strengthen relationship with Musqueam through new role What's that smell Mysterious odour in Vancouver sparks complaints on social media Burnaby groups protest pipeline bailout in front of Terry Beech's office Love story For 30 years, Hilary Jordan never gave up hope for brain-injured husband Hariri told reporters that his Future Movement won 21 seats in Sunday's vote, a drop of 11 from what they got in the 2009 elections. My hand is extended to every Lebanese who participated in the elections to preserve stability and create jobs, Hariri said in a televised statement Monday. Hezbollah and its allies appear to have gained seats, giving another boost to Iran's allies in Lebanon and neighbouring Syria, where Tehran's influence has grown in recent years as it has provided crucial support to President Bashar Assad. He said he would continue to work closely with President Michel Aoun, who is allied with the rival, Hezbollah-led bloc. ( As reported in the news.