Worldfocus on Hezbollah entering into mainstream Lebanese life and politics

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Lebanon is preparing for elections that could dramatically alter the leadership of the moderate country.

One of the expected big winners is Hezbollah, which commands a huge and growing influence in Lebanon.

Some call it a state within a state; a movement that is all too willing to fill any gaps it perceives left open by the government. Hezbollah, with its close ties to Iran, has become very influential — and though the U.S. government considers them terrorists, they are heroes to their many followers.

Worldfocus special correspondent Kristen Gillespie reports on Hezbollah.

(Worldfocus is a nightly news program and website that fills the void in international news coverage and informs American viewers about the relevance of international events.)