Posters of candidates for local polls on display at Abdel-Hamid Karami Square in Tripoli (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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Final preparations for the last round of municipal elections are well underway across Tripoli and the north, with dozens of hopeful candidates touting the strength of their respective tickets. Tripoli, the capital of the north, is expected to witness the most heated municipal battle. Rifi has criticized the political coalition behind "For Tripoli," accusing them of following political quotas that would pave the way for Hezbollah and Syria's influence in Tripoli.In Qobeiyat, one of the largest Maronite towns in the north, the municipal elections have reconciled former MP Mikhael Daher with MP Hadi Hobeish, as their political aims have aligned in support of one electoral list: "Qobeiyat Decides". Headed by current mayor Abdo Abdo, it will face off against the "Qobeiyat's People" ticket, supported by the Lebanese Forces and Free Patriotic Movement, who carry significant weight in the region.
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