The Litani river is seen from the Western Bekaa village of Saghbin, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Three lists have been submitted to the Interior Ministry in the district, where 16 candidates will battle for six seats – two Sunni, one Shiite, one Druze, one Maronite and one Orthodox.Henri Chedid is the Maronite candidate.While originally hoping to ally with Future in the district, the Lebanese Forces was ultimately unable to run any candidates after failing to form a list. Under the new vote law, those standing for election cannot do so alone and must run on a list of candidates that covers at least 40 percent of seats in the district. Another pro-Syrian former MP Faisal Daoud, will be the Druze candidate.A final "Civil Society" list put forward one candidate each for the Shiite, Maronite and Orthodox seats. Faysal Rahhal and Alaaeddine al-Chemali are the Sunni candidates on the list, which won't have a Druze candidate.
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