Lebanon announces new MPs in 7 electoral districts
The Lebanese people, following a long and strained electoral process, find out who the winners are in the country's legislative elections.
Lebanese Interior and Municipalities Minister Bassam Mawlawi announced Monday the winners in the Lebanese parliamentary elections in seven electoral districts, while the results in the remaining districts will be announced when vote-counting is over.
"Despite the hardship and doubts, we were able to hold elections in a proper manner. All the bids to strike the authenticity of the vote-counting do not affect our work, employees, nor the judiciary," Mawlawi said ahead of revealing the winners in the legislative elections held in Lebanon on Sunday.
"The voter turnout is not low. It is good, and it is around the same turnout as that of the 2018 parliamentary election," the minister added.
The results, according to Mawlawi, are as follows:
The voter turnout in the South I district (Sidon - Jezzine) was 46.6%, and the top-voted candidates were Abdulrahman Al-Bizri and Oussama Saad in Sidon and Saeed Asmar, Charbel Masaad, and Ghada Ayoub in Jezzine.
The voter turnout in the South II district (Tyre - Sidon Countryside) was 48.8%, and one electoral list dominated the district; it includes Nabih Berri, Hussein Jeshi, Ali Khreis, Inaya Ezzeddine, Ali Osseiran, and Michel Moussa.
The voter turnout in the Bekaa I district (Zahle) was 49.5%, and the top-voted candidates were Georges Okais, Elias Ostfan, Bilal Al-Hashimi, Rami Au Hamdan, Salim Aoun, George Pushikyan, and Michel Daher.
The voter turnout in the Bekaa II district (West Bekaa - Rachaiya) was 42.47%, and the top-voted candidates were Kabalan Kabalan, Wael Abu Faour, Hassan Murad, Yassine Yassine, Charbel Maroun, and Ghassan Al-Sakkaf.
The top-voted candidates in the Bekaa III district (Baalbak Hermel) were Hussein Hajj Hassan, Ghazi Zuaiter, Ali Mekdad, Ibrahim Al-Mousawi, Ihab Hamadeh, Jamil Al-Sayyed, Samer Al-Toum, Yenal Solh, Melhem Al-Hujairi, and Antoine Habashi.
Mount Lebanon I
The voter turnout in the Mount Lebanon I district (Keserwan-Jbeil) was 63.4%, and the top-voted candidates were Ziyad Hawwat, Nada Al-Bustani, Neemat Frem, Shawki Al-Dakkah, Farid Al-Khazin, Simon Abi Ramya, and Salim Al-Sayegh.
Mount Lebanon III
The voter turnout in the Mount Lebanon III district (Baabda) was 47.39%, and the top-voted candidates were Ali Ammar, Pierre Bou Assi, Hadi Abu Al-Hassan, Alain Aoun, Fadi Alameh, and Camille Chamoun.
The voter turnout all over Lebanon was 41.04%, with the voters split between 103 electoral lists and 718 candidates distributed among 15 electoral districts. The process is for the people to pick 128 members of Parliament in elections that are held every four years.