PM Saad Hariri greets people from the audience after announcing future movement candidates. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Sunday announced 37 Future Movement candidates, including four women, for the May 6 elections at a rally in Downtown Beirut.As Hariri has long promised, his electoral list included a number of women and younger candidates as well as political heavyweights like former Prime Minister MP Tammam Salam, Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury and Labor Minister MP Mohammad Kabbara.Most notably absent from the Future candidates were former Prime Minister MP Fouad Siniora – who ruled himself out as a candidate – current Telecoms Minister MP Jamal Jarrah and former Interim Interior Minister MP Ahmad Fatfat.In Beirut II, Hariri announced that former pro-Future independent MP Salam, current Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk and MP Ghazi Youssef would continue as candidates.
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