A man walks in front of a billboard in Hadath urging people to vote for one of the competing lists. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Christian allies face off in Mount LebanonDays after their newly born alliance won the municipal elections in Zahle, the Lebanese Forces and the Free Patriotic Movement find themselves on opposing sides in a number of districts in Mount Lebanon.The electoral confrontation between the FPM and the LF is not expected to impact the rapprochement between the two Christian parties that shaped Zahle's elections.Sources familiar with the election in Kesrouan explained that Hobeish participated in the 2010 municipal elections alone, and garnered 43 percent of votes against an FPM, LF, and Kataeb alliance joined by Frem, Bon and Khazen.Information available to those following the elections reveals a tacit agreement between the LF and FPM.The shape of municipal elections has changed since 2010, when the battle between LF and FPM was at its peak.
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