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The anti-Syrian alliance have won the Lebanese elections.

The BBC’s Jim Muir in Lebanon says the opposition’s victory will allow it to push ahead more easily with dismantling what it calls the security state set up by the Syrians.

Mr Hariri – the son of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was killed in a car bomb in February – pledged sweeping reforms after his poll triumph, saying that people had voted for change.

“There should be administrative and financial reforms, anti-corruption measures and economic, development and social programmes,” he said.

Not everyone will be happy.

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