Observers attend the LAU election in Beirut, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Following a close election for the Lebanese American University student council Thursday, the two main coalitions – broadly representing the now-defunct March 14 and March 8 national political coalitions – split Beirut's council while March 14 took the Jbeil campus with an easy majority. Student Elections were held Thursday at the Lebanese American University to choose the university's student council.According to official results released by the university Friday evening, on the Beirut campus Step Forward, a coalition of the Lebanese Forces and the Future Movement, and the Sawa list, bringing together Hezbollah, Amal and others broadly former March 8 parties, each took 7 seats.At the Jbeil campus, the list of former March 14 parties took 10 seats, the March 8 list four and one was taken by an independent candidate.
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