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Lebanon wrapped up its fourth and final round of municipal and mukhtar elections Sunday in the country's northern governorates, achieving a more than 40 percent voter turnout in a largely peaceful vote.By 6 p.m., one hour before the voting ended, the Interior Ministry said the voter turnout had reached 40.6 percent. Voter turnout was lowest in Tripoli, with just 20 percent of eligible voters taking part in the elections. The Koura district witnessed a 42.4 percent turnout, Batroun 50.5 percent, Minyeh-Dinnieh 54.1 percent, Akkar 47.9 percent, Bsharri 35.1 percent and Zghorta 34 percent.Frangieh also played down the fact that the Kataeb party was not a part of the alliance, saying it was "normal for it to sit out" of the Zghorta polls since its representation in the area is very small.After casting his vote, Independence Movement party head Michel Mouawad said the agreement reached over the elections was not confined to his party and the Marada Movement, but assured that it included many parties.There are 4,500 voters in the town of Bsharri.In the town of Tannourine, where a heated electoral battle is taking place, town native Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb is aligned with the Marada.Later on, Minister Harb outright denied that the Future Movement was involved in the Tannourine elections, saying the party had absolutely no presence in the town.
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