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Lebanon's elections on May 6 set tongues wagging when people learned Eddy Demerjian had won a seat in Zahle with just 77 votes.Had 25 of the Future list voters chosen Karami's slate instead, Taha Naji would have taken Dima Jamali's seat, reducing Hariri's bloc to 19 seats in Parliament and adding a second seat for the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects, also know as Al-Ahbash.In the Koura subdistrict, incumbent MP Fadi Karam lost his seat despite placing first – gaining thousands more votes than his opponents. Karam also got the second most votes on his list, beating Strida Geagea and Joseph Ishaq.Here's the curveball: Under the electoral law, candidates are ranked not according to the raw number of their preferential votes, but rather the proportion of those votes to all votes in the subdistrict.
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