Tannourine witnessed a hotly contested battle for town’s 18-member municipal council.
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An electoral alliance among Tripoli's main parties appeared to have scored a victory in Tripoli's municipal elections, preliminary results showed early Monday, as Lebanon wrapped up the fourth and final round of local council polls in the Northern and Akkar districts in generally peaceful voting.However, the LF-FPM alliance did well in other towns in the Batroun district.In Qobeiyat, one of the largest Maronite towns in the north, a candidate ticket, backed by Future MP Hadi Hobeish, the Kataeb Party and former MP Mikhael Daher, has captured the town's 18-member municipal council, defeating a rival list supported by the FPM and the LF, preliminary results indicated.Voter turnout was lowest in Tripoli at 25.8 percent, while the Akkar district saw the highest turnout at more than 60 percent.Voter turnout reached 26.9 percent in the Tripoli district, the Koura district witnessed a 43.8 percent turnout, the Batroun district 54.4 percent, the Minyeh-Dinnieh district 57.2 percent, the Akkar district 61.6 percent, the Bsharri district 36.6 percent and the Zghorta district 36.6 percent, the statement said. There are 850,005 eligible voters in Northern Lebanon and Akkar.In Bsharri, known as the heartland of the LF, the party captured all the town's municipal council seats.
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