The closing of registration was accompanied by the consolidation of list announcements and political alliances Tuesday.
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As the doors for registering lists closed midnight Monday, 597 candidates remained in the running for parliamentary elections. The candidates are distributed across 77 lists that will compete in the May 6 vote. In another significant development Tuesday, a meeting was held between Bassil and Lebanese Democratic Party head and Minister for the Displaced Talal Arslan.Both Bassil and Arslan announced that their electoral alliance was going to evolve into a political agreement.Arslan will be joining the FPM-backed "Guarantee of the Mountain" list that will be contesting the 13 seats in the Chouf-Aley district.
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