The elections saw the FPM enter Parliament in Chouf-Aley for the first time after taking on the PSP in its heartland. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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As political rhetoric in the country eases after a bruising election campaign, it appears that the relationship between the Progressive Socialist Party and the Free Patriotic Movement still has a long way to go, especially in Chouf-Aley. Results of the May 6 elections saw the FPM enter Parliament in the district for the first time after taking on the PSP in its heartland.In the lead-up to the vote, tensions between the FPM and the PSP rose, particularly over what the PSP said were sectarian remarks made by FPM head and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil on several occasions.In 1983, PSP and LF militias in the Chouf region fought what became known as the Mountain War.
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