Red Cross members attend to a man who was involved in a brawl in Zahle, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Bekaa Valley and Baalbek-Hermel districts witnessed heated battles between rival parties running for local elections, with three people being treated at hospitals after scuffles broke out in Zahle.TV footage showed a scuffle at a polling station in Zahle between supporters of the Lebanese Forces, people who back the Fattoush list and the supporters of the Skaff family's Popular Bloc over the vote-buying allegations. After the scuffles, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk told reporters from the Baalbek Serail that the situation in Zahle was under control.The Parties' List comprises the Lebanese Forces, the Free Patriotic Movement and the Kataeb Party.
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