Teymour Jumblatt, center, attends the commemorations in Mukhtara on the anniversary of the assassination of his grandfather, Kamal Jumblatt. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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While political alliances are still being hammered out in many of Lebanon's electoral districts, Chouf-Aley stands out as having one major agreement finalized. The Future Movement, Progressive Socialist Party and the Lebanese Forces are set to form a joint list in a rare alliance for the May 6 parliamentary elections.Despite the alliance between the PSP, LF and the Future Movement, it is unlikely the LF and the Future Movement will come together in other districts.Although the PSP has maintained a good relationship with both the LF and Future Movement, the LF-Future relationship has been strained since November when Hariri offered his resignation – later withdrawn – while in Saudi Arabia.Rather the source, who preferred to remain anonymous, noted that the direct communication line was between the LF and the PSP, on one hand, and between the PSP and the Future Movement on the other.The agreement between the LF and the PSP, the source added, extended into an alliance between the two in Baabda as well. But this coordination between the LF and the PSP was threatened at one point by the PSP's insistence on backing former minister Naji Boustani for a Maronite seat in the Chouf.
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