Elections in Lebanon: Mapping Alliances and Managing Expectations

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C. David Welch
Former Assistant Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs

Paul Salem
Director, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut

Karim Sadjadpour
Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington

Lebanon will hold parliamentary elections on June 7, 2009. The panel will address the latest developments regarding the elections, their impact on regional political processes and the significance of regional factors in establishing consensus and stability.