Well, I guess it’s sort of a conspiracy theory, but As’ad Abu Khalil seems to confirm some of my earlier suspicions about Hizballah’s particpation in the election:
The theory that Hizbullah may have worked for the defeat of the opposition is gaining currency in some people’s mind. I mean, they may have watched the experience of Hamas and realized that Hamas would have been better off out of government. Now, they can sit and watch the Hariri government take the responsiblity and blame for the mess of Lebanese governance. Although MEMRI expects that Sami Gemayyel (on whom they just sent a flash bulletin) will personally disarm Hizbullah.