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An emerging pattern in the final installment of municipal elections, held across north Lebanon Sunday, reveals that political parties failed to effectively tackle the presence of traditional local political figures or the powerful families that support them.Christian party alliance between Lebanese Forces and the Free Patriotic Movement was one of these political coalitions that failed to deliver sizable results in the larger Christian towns of the north, despite gaining a few isolated seats.In Tannourine, Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb's list won, despite a contending list from the FPM and LF alliance. Similar results was achieved in Qobeiyat by a list made up of former adversaries MP Hadi Hobeish and former MP Mikhael Daher when they came together – along with Kataeb party which has kept its distance from recent Aoun-Geagea reconciliation – against an alliance between FPM and LF.
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