Parliamentary elections 2018 WJ has lost Aley-Chouf

Aoune32!

Aoune32!

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Under the currently law Aley-Chouf are together with 13 seats. 4 seats went to FPM and allies and the remaining 9 went to WJ.
From the 9 LF got 2, 1 went to FM, and 6 went to WJ. In the next elections 2022 WJ will have a hard time in Chouf and I think he won't be able to even get 4 seats.
If in the next elections FM go with FPM + Arslen WJ will be wiped out in his 'supposed' stronghold.

Very good result for FPM in Chouf-Aley.
 
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  • Aoune32!

    Aoune32!

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    Mountains still separate PSP and FPM



    BEIRUT: 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.
    Mario Aoun, Farid Boustany and Cesar Abi Khalil will represent the FPM in the district, in addition to Lebanese Democratic Party head MP Talal Arslan, a longtime PSP leader Walid Joumblatt rival who joined the FPM’s list in the area.
    The ticket ran against several others, mainly the “Reconciliation List” backed by the PSP, the Future Movement and the Lebanese Forces.
    “Ahead of the elections we extended our hands to everyone and they [the FPM] didn’t respond.
    “It is up to the political leadership of the PSP to decide on whether [we will] extend our hands again if they decide to do so,” a PSP source told The Daily Star.
    The issue has also been framed by Chouf-Aley’s unique political character. In 1983, PSP and LF militias in the Chouf region fought what became known as the Mountain War. The LF was driven out of the area and many Chouf Christians were displaced.
    A historic visit to the mountainous region by former Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir in 2001 crowned the reconciliation.
    In 2014, Christians who had been displaced in the 1983 fighting returned to the village of Brih as part of the agreement.
    Bassil, however, was seen during the electoral campaign as targeting the Mountain Reconciliation and attempting to politically besiege Joumblatt. “Arslan and I wanted to meet and to confirm our alliance, which we have previously said was more than an electoral alliance,” Bassil said after a meeting between the two Tuesday afternoon, in an indication that the pair’s relationship would continue in Parliament.
    “It is an alliance [that will] be an assurance for the mountains through reconciliation and the return [of Christians]. ... What matters is that change has begun in the mountains and its practical and democratic translation will be during the upcoming four years.”
    He also addressed rhetoric used by supporters of Joumblatt before the elections that framed a failure to maintain seats in Parliament as leading Mukhtara – Joumblatt’s hometown in the district – to “fall.”
    “No one wants to eliminate anyone,” Bassil said in an apparent bid to calm nerves.
    The PSP won nine seats in Sunday’s elections, down from 11 seats in the current Parliament.
    “[Mukhtara] will continue to be prosperous, with its residents, people and what it represents in the mountains and Lebanon,” Bassil added.
    But the minister’s comments were not welcomed by the PSP source, who said the party was keen to work with the different sides in the area, but that partnership doesn’t happen through “the logic of dominance that Bassil is using.”
    He said all political parties would now have to examine the election results carefully to see what shape the next political stage would take. “Mukhtara will not go anywhere and its [political representation] doesn’t need anyone’s approval,” he said in an apparent jab at Bassil’s remarks.
     
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    wdawle1

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    The reason what we used to call M14 lost so bad, is Walid Junblatt. Him Stabbing Hariri in 2010 and going with Mikati changed everything.
    I would not do same mistake ever with HA, even if we get close and close to Hariri.
     
    Lebnaouneh

    Lebnaouneh

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    The reason what we used to call M14 lost so bad, is Walid Junblatt. Him Stabbing Hariri in 2010 and going with Mikati changed everything.
    I would not do same mistake ever with HA, even if we get close and close to Hariri.
    If a party between the two is suspected of backstabbing, it’s Hezbollah and not the other way around
     
    Omeros

    Omeros

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    هلق وليد جنبلاط مع الربحان ولا الخسران بغض النظر مين ربحان ولا خسران ؟
     
    Lebnaouneh

    Lebnaouneh

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    Wats the story behind this?
    The shooting between PSP and party of Erslan
    Jumblat made a statement criticizing the Interior Minister Mashnouk blaming him for the lack of capture of the guy that shot the PSP guy
     
    Omeros

    Omeros

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    The shooting between PSP and party of Erslan
    Jumblat made a statement criticizing the Interior Minister Mashnouk blaming him for the lack of capture of the guy that shot the PSP guy
    تسوء
    قصدو مشاكلو بالجبل
    مع ارسلان
     
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    Death To Google

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    Under the currently law Aley-Chouf are together with 13 seats. 4 seats went to FPM and allies and the remaining 9 went to WJ.
    From the 9 LF got 2, 1 went to FM, and 6 went to WJ. In the next elections 2022 WJ will have a hard time in Chouf and I think he won't be able to even get 4 seats.
    If in the next elections FM go with FPM + Arslen WJ will be wiped out in his 'supposed' stronghold.

    Very good result for FPM in Chouf-Aley.
    My advise is do not let the political progress Christian leaders garnered get to your head and make you overplay your hand.
    Erslan if doesn't fall back in line under WJ's umbrella he will be wiped out next elections. Already he faces dissent in his party and base.
    WJ is still the uncontested master Alay-Chouf and it is only through him that a successful "reconciliation" can happen.
    No moral judgements here, it is an assessment of reality that should be taken into account.
     
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