Murr Releases Official Results of Lebanon’s Second Round of Elections
Lebanon's Interior Minister Michel Murr released the figures from the second and final round of elections during a news conference at his office in Sanayeh, reported the Daily Star newspaper.
The polls culminated in an overwhelming victory in Beirut for former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri over his political rivals in the capital, Hoss and outgoing MP Tammam Salam, said the paper.
The highest vote-scorer in Beirut was Michel Pharaon, who scooped some 36,000 votes 2,000 more than the head of his list, Hariri to capture Beirut's Catholic seat.
On Sunday, voters elected 65 MPs in the South, in Bekaa and in Beirut. Parliament's 63 other slots for Mount Lebanon and the North were filled in the previous week's polls.
Murr refused to say whether Hariri's electoral victory would lead to his return to power, or comment on repeated questions about the possibility of coexistence between the ex-premier and President Emile Lahoud, the paper said.
The minister confirmed that the new Parliament would be sworn in on October 17th, adding that Hoss' incumbent cabinet would remain in office until then.
Murr admitted that he had pre-election "indications" that Hoss would be defeated.
He praised "the dignity and spirit" displayed by Hoss and Salam in dealing with their electoral defeats.
As for Hariri, he said jokingly, "I can only hope that victory won't get him drunk. I know he doesn't drink but sometimes victory can have the same effect as alcohol."
Murr said that Hoss' defeat was "a national loss for Sunnis and for Lebanon."
He said he was also disappointed over the unsuccessful bids of members and allies of the Armenian Tashnak Party, added the paper.
The next Parliament will have only one Tashnak member, Metn MP Sebouh Hovnanian, and one party ally, George Kassardji in Zahle, compared to five Tashnak bloc members in the outgoing Parliament.
The four other Armenian slots were filled by candidates affiliated with the Hentchak and Ramgavar parties, the Tashnak's rivals.
FOLLOWING ARE THE OFFICIAL RESULTS FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF ELECTIONS:
Rafik Hariri (Sunni) MP 34,820 Dignity
Adnan Araqji (Sunni) MP 27,943 Dignity
Michel Pharaon (Catholic) MP 36,014 Dignity
Ghattas Khoury (Maronite) 29,717 Dignity
Atef Majdalani (Orthodox) 32,807 Dignity
Basel Fuleihan (Protestant) 32,147 Dignity
Walid Eido (Sunni) 25,065 Dignity
Bassem Yamout (Sunni) 23,721 Dignity
Beshara Merhej (Orthodox)MP 28,076 Dignity
Yeghia Djerdjian MP 26,157 Dignity
Nabil de Freij (Minorities) 26,351 Dignity
Mohammed Berjawi (Shiite) 28,391 NA*
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Mohammed Qabbani (Sunni) 23,403 Dignity
Ghinwa Jalloul (Sunni) 24,845 Dignity
Ghazi Aridi (Druze) 27,117 Dignity
Nasser Qandil (Shiite) 28,887 Dignity
Jean Hogasapian 26,088 Dignity
Hagop Kassardjian 26,233 Dignity
Serge Toursarkissian 26,062 Dignity
Bahiya Hariri (Sunni) MP 188,314 RD*
Mustafa Saad (Sunni) MP 211,775 RD
RURAL SIDON (ZAHRANI)
Nabih Berri (Shiite) MP 183,450 RD
Ali Osseiran (Shiite) MP 176,831 RD
Michel Musa (Catholic) MP 175,815 RD
Ayoub Humayed (Shiite) MP 174,190 RD
Mohammed Fneish (Shiite) MP 200,840 RD
Ali Bazzi (Shiite) 166,796 RD
Abdel-Latif Zein (Shiite) MP 173,191 RD
Mohammed Raad (Shiite) MP 201,901 RD
Yassin Jaber (Shiite) MP 170,012 RD
Nazih Mansour (Shiite) MP 187,860 RD
Ali Hassan Khalil (Shiite) MP 165,278 RD
Anwar Khalil (Druze) MP 170,866 RD
Asaad Hardan (Orthodox) MP 161,959 RD
Qassem Hashem (Sunni) 166,537 RD
Abdel-Hamid Beydoun (Shiite) MP 196,555 RD
Ali Khalil (Shiite) MP 175,155 RD
Abdullah Qasir (Shiite) MP 196,056 RD
Ali Khreis (Shiite) MP 166,071 RD
Samir Azar (Maronite) MP 170,633 RD
George Najm (Maronite) 192,402 RD
Antoine Khoury (Catholic) 165,960 RD
Hussein Husseini (Shiite) MP 50,625 B-H*
Ammar Musawi (Shiite) MP 56,926 B-H
Hussein Hajj Hassan (Shiite) MP 27,657 B-H
Mohammed Yaghi (Shiite) 48,048 B-H
Assem Qanso (Shiite) MP 40,153 B-H
Ghazi Zeaiter (Shiite) MP 52,139 B-H
Masoud Hujeiri (Sunni) 43,777 B-H
Ibrahim Bayan (Sunni) MP 51,375 B-H
Marwan Fares (Catholic) MP 42,862 B-H
Nader Sukkar (Maronite) MP 35,765 B-H
Elie Skaff (Catholic) MP 28,467 Popular Bloc
Nicolas Fattoush (Catholic) MP 27,513 Popular Bloc
Khalil Hrawi (Maronite) MP 24,013 Popular Bloc
Mohsen Dalloul (Shiite) MP 32,117 Popular Bloc
Mohammed Ali Mais (Sunni) MP 25,737 Popular Bloc
George Kassardji MP 27,027 Popular Bloc
Youssef Maalouf (Orthodox) 26,493 People's Will
Abdel-Rahim Mrad (Sunni) MP 17,114 Decision
Sami Khatib (Sunni) MP 18,874 Decision
Mahmoud Abu Hamdan (Shiite) MP 22,557 Decision
Elie Ferzli (Orthodox) MP 22,026 Decision
Faisal Daoud (Druze) MP 16,505 Decision
Robert Ghanem (Maronite) MP 18,314 Decision
NA*: National Accord
RD*: Resistance and Development List
B-H*: Baalbek Hermel List - Albawaba.com
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