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Almost 10 days after Election Day, and with around three weeks to go before the deadline, a handful of unsuccessful candidates are preparing to appeal the results, citing various violations or faults that led to their defeat.According to the law, the appeals should be filed within one month following the results of the polls, which were held on May 6 – nine years after the last parliamentary elections.Defeated MP Boutros Harb, who was widely expected to appeal the election results after losing his battle in Batroun to Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil and Lebanese Forces candidate Fadi Saad, refrained from moving forward with his appeal despite what he called the various "legal abuses and irregularities".Unlike the former winner-takes-all system, where appeals were filed by one candidate on a list against a candidate on an opposing list, Honein said this year's appeals might see candidates on the same list challenging each other.
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