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THE PULSE OF LEBANON

In Mazraa, many voters fear a Hezbollah wave in the elections

With one week to go before the legislative elections, L'Orient-Le Jour takes the pulse of the country through immersive reports from the four corners of Lebanon. Six journalists and three photographers spent time with the inhabitants of different regions to understand how the economic crisis has affected them, and to see how the thawra has affected their mentalities — or not. In eight reports, we will tell the story of Lebanon in Lebanon. Today, in the third episode, we visit Mazraa, a district of Beirut where several Lebanons meet. Sunnis, Greek Orthodox and Shiites often share the same sorrows, but not always the same fears. 

In Mazraa, many voters fear a Hezbollah wave in the elections

The political withdrawal of Saad Hariri has plunged some 98,000 voters in Mazraa into uncertainty about the next legislative elections. (Credit: Florient Zwein/OLJ)

Sitting on a plastic chair in front of an atayef (pastry) shop in Mazraa, Mohammad has just opened his blue eyes. Out of his pocket, he takes his notes about the electoral lists that are running in the Beirut II constituency, 10 in all, as if it...

Sitting on a plastic chair in front of an atayef (pastry) shop in Mazraa, Mohammad has just opened his blue eyes. Out of his pocket, he takes his notes about the electoral lists that are running in the Beirut II constituency, 10 in all, as if it...A Mazraa, des élections sous le signe de la peur du Hezbollah...