Supporters of 14 March coalition
Many 15 March supporters had feared a victory by long-marginalised Shias
Official results released a day after Lebanon's hotly-contested parliamentary election have confirmed the pro-Western coalition has held on to its majority.
Interior Minister Ziad Baroud confirmed that the coalition led by Saad Hariri had won 71 seats in the 128-member body, one more than four years ago.
The bloc led by militant and political movement Hezbollah won 57 seats.
Mr Baroud said voting passed off satisfactorily, despite some organisational problems.
Security has been tightened and political leaders appealed for calm throughout Lebanon, which last year witnessed pitched battles between rival factions.
A possible victory for Hezbollah, which is supported by Syria and Iran, had caused jitters among Western governments, and the US had threatened to review its aid package to Lebanon.
Preliminary estimates had put turnout at more than 54% of the electorate of about 3.2 million people, a record high since the 1975-91 civil war.
The campaign was marred by mud-slinging and accusations that large numbers of expatriate Lebanese were flown home for free to cast votes.
Lebanon is a country of deeply-fragmented religious sects, and this election broadly pitted Shia Muslim supporters of Hezbollah against Sunni Muslims and Druze supporting the 14 March coalition.