The Lebanese Democratic Party announced on Monday the withdrawal of its Druze candidate from the electoral race in Beirut's second electoral district, it said in a statement.
“The Lebanese Democratic Party has become certain that its allies plan to keep the Druze seat in Beirut second district vacant in favor of the party's candidate. Out of our conviction to wage the elections through electoral lists of our allies, head of the party and Minister of the Displaced Talal Arslan has decided to withdraw his candidate Nasib al-Jawhari,” said the statement.
The party also urged its “friends and supporters” to stand in the face of “unfair combination.”
Arslan was reportedly hoping to have his candidate, Jawhari, included in the electoral list in Beirut second district formed by the Shiite duo AMAL and Hizbullah, but did not happen.
On the other hand, the Progressive Socialist Party's Druze candidate, Faysal al-Sayegh, is listed on al-Mustaqbal Movement electoral list running in a competition with Hizbullah's.
On Sunday, the Lebanese Democratic Party also withdrew its candidate from the electoral race in West Bekaa-Rashaya district.
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