7 Candidates Running in Jezzine By-Elections


The deadline to submit candidacies to the fill the vacant parliamentary seat in the southern area of Jezzine ended on Friday night, said the National News Agency on Saturday.

It said that seven candidates will be running for the post.

They are: Michel Elias al-Helou, Jad Rizk, Patrick Rizkallah, Amal Abou Zeid, Obrahim Azar, Kamil Serhal, and Salah Jebran.

The by-election is aimed at filling the seat left vacant by the death of Change and Reform bloc MP Michel Helou, who passed away in 2014.

The by-election will be held simultaneously with municipal elections that kick off on Sunday in Beirut and the Bekaa-al-Hermel region.

The elections in Mount Lebanon will be held on May 15.

Elections in south Lebanon and Nabatieh are set for May 22 and north Lebanon and Akkar for May 29.

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