(The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Sidon MP Bahia Hariri Wednesday officially announced five candidates standing for the Future Movement's "Integration and Dignity" list in the Sidon-Jezzine district, in an event attended by hundreds of supporters.Hariri is one of four current female MPs.Hariri, who has held her seat representing Sidon since 1992, announced Future's candidates for the district. Future is facing a steep race against three other electoral lists in the merged district of 122,382 registered voters. One of these is an alliance of the Free Patriotic Movement, Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya – the Muslim Brotherhood's Lebanese branch – and former Sidon Mayor Abdul-Rahman Bizri; another joint list will include Popular Nasserite Organization leader Osama Saad and Ibrahim Azar. All electoral lists for the elections were submitted by March 26 – with 597 candidates remaining in the running across 77 lists.The FPM, Hezbollah, the Lebanese Democratic Party and the Amal Movement announced a joint electoral list in Baabda, called the "National Accord" list.
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