Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said Monday the municipal election results in the northern city of Tripoli which saw a major upset for a mainstream coalition by a resigned minister forces the status quo to reevaluate their policies.In arguably the biggest upset in Lebanon's local elections this month, resigned Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi's "Tripoli's Choice" beat a coalition list backed by former premiers Saad Hariri and Najib Mikati, former ministers Mohammad Safadi and Faysal Karami, several local MPs and Islamist groups.
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