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Hariri in Tripoli Before By-Elections, Says 20% of CEDRE Grants for North

On the eve of Sunday’s parliamentary by-elections, Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited Tripoli on Friday accompanied by former minister Ghattas Khoury in a show of support for al-Mustaqbal Movement candidate Dima Jamali.

Hariri first visited the Safadi Foundation where he was received by former Minister Mohammed Safadi.

The PM is expected to hold popular meetings aimed at encouraging people to vote massively in Sunday’s elections.

He held a meeting attended by many Tripoli figures, among whom the president of the municipality, Ahmed Kamareddine, the president of the municipality of Mina, Abdel Kader Alameddine, and candidate Dima Jamali.

In remarks he made to reporters after the meeting, Hariri threw support behind Jamali urging citizens to vote for her, saying “Tripoli needs people like her.”

By-elections will be held in Tripoli on Sunday to elect a Sunni MP. The seat became vacant when the Constitutional Council annulled the parliamentary membership of Jamali after an appeal submitted by rival Taha Naji, who ran on the electoral list of MP Faisal Karameh in May 2018 elections.

On the support expected for the northern city from the loans and grants allocated for Lebanon at the CEDRE conference, Hariri assured that “Tripoli and north Lebanon have a share of more than 20%.”


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