The Beirut II district has eleven seats up for grabs: six Sunni, two Shiite, one Druze, one Orthodox and one Protestant.
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A whopping nine lists are competing in this year's race for Beirut II's 11 parliamentary seats.However, the numbers indicate that only four lists stand a real chance of winning seats.As many as five seats could be stripped from Hariri's party by a Hezbollah-backed list and two separate lists headed by prominent Sunni candidates.The district has six Sunni seats, two Shiite seats, one Druze, one Orthodox and one Protestant seat up for grabs. Another of the group's Sunni candidates, well-known businessman Omar Ghandour, and candidates from opposing lists say they believe at least 7,000 Al-Ahbash votes will go to Traboulsi.With three seats looking locked-in, the Future Movement will be looking, at best, to take the remaining eight.If Salam doesn't secure a Sunni seat, the list's other candidate, Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya MP Imad Hout, could.
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