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With less than two weeks to go until the deadline for finalizing electoral lists, political parties are scrambling to agree alliances.As of Thursday night, the chances of an alliance between the Lebanese Forces and the Future Movement appeared slim, even in the Baalbeck–Hermel electoral district that had been seen as a likely place for coordination.According to the LF website, negotiations between the party and the Future Movement reached a dead end after the Future Movement appeared to have pulled back from an initial agreement that would have seen the two form a list.Although the LF and the FPM have a broad agreement stemming from the 2016 Maarab declaration, differences among them in the government has impacted their relationship as well.During an event Wednesday announcing the LF candidates, Geagea signaled that his party might go it alone in the electoral battle, offering no indication of a possible coalition with the Future Movement or the Free Patriotic Movement.The LF's website said that the Future Movement was looking to replace that party's seats on the list with FPM seats.
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