On February 6, 2006, the Free Patriotic Movement, current Lebanese President Michael Aoun’s Christian party, and Hezbollah signed a memorandum of understanding, thus establishing what many thought at the time to be a feeble alliance which was doomed to fail. Despite the ebbs and flows of their alliance, over the last 14 years, the FPM and Hezbollah were able to work together with the former providing Christian political cover, while the latter provided the political muscle, consequently leading to the election of Aoun as President.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement: The end of an affair?
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