Students take part in student elections at LAU's Beirut campus on Friday, Nov.7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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March 14 students won elections at the Lebanese American University's Jbeil campus Friday and clinched seven seats out of 15 at the university's Beirut campus. March 14 students in Beirut claimed independent candidate Mustafa Ksayer was affiliated with the group, giving them eight seats, – a majority. March 8 students won the remaining seven seats at the Beirut campus, losing the majority they acquired in last year's polls. As in past years, March 14 candidates won a clean majority in the Jbeil campus with nine seats, while March 8 won five and the final seat went to an independent.Jad, a business student who had been planning to vote for a March 14 candidate but had forgotten his ID card, was indifferent about the candidates' potential to effect any change on campus.This election was markedly different from last year's, when some students – freshmen in particular – were physically pulled to the ballot boxes and told who to vote for, according to some students.
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