MP Michel Murr.
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Key Christian parties and families fiercely competing for the control of local councils in the second round of municipal elections held in Mount Lebanon over the weekend have failed to achieve any sweeping or big victory, according to official results released by the Interior Ministry Monday.In Jounieh, the Maronite heartland of the Mount Lebanon governorate, candidates running on "Jounieh's Dignity" list headed by Juan Hobeish and backed by the Free Patriotic Movement, the Kataeb Party and some local families, won 14 of 18 seats in the town's municipal council, official results show. In Sin al-Fil, a candidate list headed by the current mayor Nabil Kahaleh swept all the town's 18-member municipal council. Kahaleh's list was backed by the Kataeb Party, Murr and local families against a rival ticket supported by the FPM and the LF. A list backed by the LF, the FPM and the Progressive Socialist Party won 12 seats in Deir al-Qamar's 18-member municipal council.
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