Hariri greets supporters in Akkar, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The question remains how many MPs the Future Movement will lose from its sweep of all seven seats in the last elections in 2009, conducted under a first-past-the-post system. Most predictions put its take at three to five seats, with the rest going to the five other lists in competition: a March 8 alliance; a tie-up between the Free Patriotic Movement and Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya; former minister Ashraf Rifi's list; and two independent slates, one all women, the other all men.Most strikingly, one of Future's candidates, Walid Baarini, is running against his own father, Wajih, who leads the March 8 list.Masri said Future will still lead the pack with three to four seats. His coalition will come second with two or three seats, leaving one for the FPM-JI list. Veteran pollster Kamal Feghali believes the Future Movement will still take four to five seats, with another one or two going to the March 8 list, and the final seat going to the FPM-JI list.The Future Movement, however, is not giving up those seats so easily.
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