Mount Lebanon Districts to Witness 3-Party Electoral Alliance

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The electoral districts in Mount Lebanon will witness a three-party alliance in the upcoming parliamentary elections, media reports said.

The alliance will bring together the Progressive Socialist Party, the Lebanese Forces and al-Mustaqbal Movement.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri “has managed to convince the LF to ally with al-Mustaqbal and MP Walid Jumblat in the Chouf-Aley district and to overcome the obstacle of ex-minister Naji al-Bustani's nomination on Jumblat's list, although Bustani would weaken MP George Adwan's success chances,” al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Under the agreement, the PSP's votes would go to LF's list in Northern Metn while Mustaqbal would grant its votes to the LF-PSP list in Baabda.

With the emergence of this new alliance, the three parties will confront the Free Patriotic Movement and MP Talal Arslan in Chouf-Aley; the FPM, Hizbullah and AMAL Movement in Baabda; and the FPM, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and the Tashnag Party in Northern Metn.

According to al-Akhbar, the ministers Ghattas Khoury and Melhem Riachi are expected to visit Maarab after Thursday's cabinet session to finalize the alliances in the rest of the districts.

Comments 2
Thumb justin 07 March 2018, 13:49

FPM, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and the Tashnag Party in Northern Metn.

lol @ FPM & Syrian Social Nationalist Party alliance!

Thumb whyaskwhy 07 March 2018, 21:36

The bearded goats followers cannot read to start with so they will simply have their votes already printed on a card for them to cast into the ballot box.