Hizbullah Likely to Win Shiite Seat in Keserwan-Jbeil

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Hizbullah is currently seeking to secure the electoral threshold needed for the win of its Shiite candidate Hussein Zoaiter in Jbeil, a media report published Sunday said.

“This electoral threshold is at around 14,000 votes,” sources informed on the electoral campaigns told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.

Under the new electoral system, which is based on proportional representation, any list needs to secure a certain electoral quotient, or threshold, in order to stay in the race after the initial counting of votes.

“Hizbullah has almost secured this threshold,” the sources said, attributing the party's successful endeavor to “the agreements it has struck across the district.”

“There are around 19,000 Shiite voters in this district, among them 12,000 who are loyal to Hizbullah and will unanimously vote for its list. The party only has to secure around 2,000 additional votes and we don't think that it is a tough mission, seeing as the Christian candidates on its list may secure the needed votes,” the sources added.

Zoaiter's candidacy has been very controversial in the district amid accusations that he is an “outsider.”

Comments 9
Thumb janoubi 22 April 2018, 15:30

The Zoaiter drug lords need a representative in parliament.

Thumb smarty 22 April 2018, 16:47

The cancer is spreading!

Thumb thepatriot 22 April 2018, 17:22

Aounis vote for this thug!

Thumb s.o.s 22 April 2018, 18:17

Aounis will get it in their derrier, because that’s what awaits them.

Thumb gma-bs-artist. 22 April 2018, 18:31

The settler cometh

Thumb justin 22 April 2018, 19:34

He was given the shield and key of Kesrwein by the Aounis:)

Thumb s.o.s 22 April 2018, 22:21

He looks much better in this updated photo of April 2018. https://bit.ly/2qSwxf3

Thumb chrisrushlau 23 April 2018, 19:41

How does the system in Lebanon make sure that half of the seats in Parliament are won by "Christians"? Are half the seats identified (in advance) as "Christian," and then a suitable portion of the rest as "Shia", "Druze", etc.? Or does some government agency look over the election results and make sure that half the "winners" are "Christian" somehow?

Thumb chrisrushlau 23 April 2018, 19:44

How does the system in Lebanon make sure that half of the seats in Parliament are won by "Christians"? Are half the seats identified (in advance) as "Christian," and then a suitable portion of the rest as "Shia", "Druze", etc.? Or does some government agency look over the election results and make sure that half the "winners" are "Christian" somehow?