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Despite the major victory achieved by the Hezbollah-Amal alliance in the weekend municipal polls, the election results Monday showed that the two main Shiite parties faced unprecedented challenge by families and leftist parties who formed rival lists in an attempt to break the two groups' established sway in several southern towns.Although final official results of the third round of municipal and mukhtar elections have yet to be released by the Interior Ministry, the Lebanese Communist Party said in a statement Monday the party and its allies either won some or all municipal council seats in 17 towns and villages across the South Lebanon and Nabatieh governorates.The party said that it and its allies either won some or all municipal council seats in 17 towns and villages across the South Lebanon and Nabatieh governorates.In the Tyre district village of Ain Baal, the LCP said it won seven seats while the Amal Movement won eight.Abou Zeid, who was also backed by the Lebanese Forces, the Kataeb and Hezbollah, garnered 14,653 votes, compared to the 7,759 votes for Azar.In the Christian town of Maghdousheh, a candidate list backed by Berri captured all municipal council seats against a rival ticket supported by the FPM and the LF, official results showed.
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