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All of the 27 Shiite candidates backed by the Hezbollah-Amal alliance have a very good chance of making it to Parliament, according to pollster Kamal Feghali, who added that if a Shiite seat were to be lost it would be in the Baalbeck-Hermel district.Hezbollah and its allies are expected to reach 45 or even 46 members – a bit more than a third of the 128-seat Parliament.In contrast, Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Future Movement is expected to lose somewhere between eight and 10 seats, seeing its bloc go from 34 MPs after 2009 to 20 or 24 .In the 2009 parliamentary elections, Future secured a sweeping victory under the winner-take-all electoral system, obtaining 34 seats and forming one of the biggest parliamentary blocs alongside its March 14 allies.Moussa noted that Future had agreed to the proportional system knowing that it would likely work against the party maintaining all its MPs.According to Feghali, the FPM might see its 19-member bloc shrink to 18 or 20, pointing out that some candidates running on its lists might not join the bloc if they make it to Parliament.
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