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The Tripoli district town of Mina is one step ahead of the northern capital in its search for a consensus candidate in next month's municipal elections, but the battle is far from over.An agreement has been reached between the Future Movement, Tripoli native and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati, and Tripoli MP Mohammad Safadi, to put forward former Mina Mayor Abdel Qader Alameddin as a consensus candidate.Alameddin faces a number of obstacles in forming a 21-candidate list that represents Mina's constituents, which could put his nomination at risk.Alameddin, who was among those who quit, has said that he does not want to include the former members of the council in his list.In the 2010 elections, around 9,000 Muslims and 3,000 Christians voted.
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