Dima Jamali Wins Tripoli’s By-Elections

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Lebanon’s Interior Minister Raya al-Hassan announced on Sunday that Tripoli parliamentary candidate Dima Jamal has won the Sunni seat in Sunday’s by-elections.

“In accordance with the provisions of Article 107 of the electoral law, we announce the final official results of the parliamentary elections that took place in the smaller constituency of the city of Tripoli on the basis of majoritarian electoral system. As received from the Higher Registration Committee, Dima Jamali has won with a total of 19387 votes,” announced Hassan from the ministry.

Tripoli’s by-elections were held after the Constitutional Council invalidated the parliamentary membership of al-Mustaqbal Movement candidate MP Jamali after an appeal submitted by rival Taha Naji.

Head of Mustaqbal, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, toured Tripoli on Friday encouraging people for a massive turnout and in a show of support for Jamali.

Jamali is backed by Tripoli’s prominent Sunni figures including ex-PM Najib Miqati and ex-Ministers Mohammed Sadafi and Ashraf Rifi.

Comments 5
Thumb justice 15 April 2019, 10:05

With 12% voter turnout, sure she won.

Thumb s.o.s 15 April 2019, 14:26

Bahdaleh for Mutsaqbal! Electing Aoun, Ned Hariri's association with Bassil, the weekly meetings with Hizbala, the ongoing betrayal of Rafik's Hariri's legacy is the reason why the party is finished, not to mention that the party has become a family affair like the FPM.... nothing democratic in this.

Missing rabiosa 15 April 2019, 17:02

...but what about the guy who initially challenged the results of last year's election result and forced the nullification so they can have another one? Is he happy now? is he going to dispute this again?wasted state funds and ended up with same result. What a disgrace.

Thumb whyaskwhy 15 April 2019, 17:10

Hurrah and now Tripoli is saved...just like the faith of the rest of the nation nothing will change. The Sheep did however deliver, albeit only a small portion of them. Lebanon's second largest city continues its struggles with the economy, social issues and its influx of migrants, this changes nothing.

Thumb s.o.s 15 April 2019, 18:07

The only real victory is that we have one more woman in the parliament, they should be 64 and even more if we wanted true representativity because their are more women than men in the country (wars tend to do this).