Beirut Madinati

New Lebanese Movement Claims 40 Percent Win of Beirut Municipal Poll

BEIRUT, May 11 – A new Lebanese protest movement said on Tuesday it had won 40 percent of the vote in weekend municipal elections and hailed the result as a blow against the political establishment even though it failed to win any council seats. Beirut Madinati (Arabic for ‘Beirut is my city’) built its support

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Hariri-Backed List Claims Beirut Municipal Poll Victory

BEIRUT, May 9  – A list backed by mainstream Lebanese parties has won Beirut municipality elections, its leader said early on Monday, seeing off a challenge by an independent movement that had sought to galvanise voters angry with political paralysis. Local media reported a decisive victory for the “Beirutis” list, headed by Jamal Itani, after

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