Murr Releases Official Results of Lebanon’s Second Round of Elections

Published September 5th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

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: 

 

BEIRUT  

 

DISTRICT ONE  

ACHRAFIEH-MAZRAA-SAIFI  

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  

 

DISTRICT TWO  

BASHOURA-RMEIL-MOSEITEBEH  

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  

(Armenian Orthodox)  

Nabil de Freij (Minorities) 26,351 Dignity  

Mohammed Berjawi (Shiite) 28,391 NA*  

 

DISTRICT THREE  

 

RAS BEIRUT-DAR MREISSEH-PORT-  

MINA AL-HOSN-ZOQAQ AL-BLAT-MEDAWAR  

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  

(Armenian Orthodox)  

Hagop Kassardjian 26,233 Dignity  

(Armenian Orthodox)  

Serge Toursarkissian 26,062 Dignity  

(Armenian Catholic)  

 

SOUTH LEBANON-NABATIEH  

SIDON  

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  

 

BINT JBEIL  

Ayoub Humayed (Shiite) MP 174,190 RD  

Mohammed Fneish (Shiite) MP 200,840 RD  

Ali Bazzi (Shiite) 166,796 RD  

 

NABATIEH  

Abdel-Latif Zein (Shiite) MP 173,191 RD  

Mohammed Raad (Shiite) MP 201,901 RD  

Yassin Jaber (Shiite) MP 170,012 RD  

 

MARJAYOUN-HASBAYA  

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  

 

TYRE  

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  

 

JEZZINE  

Samir Azar (Maronite) MP 170,633 RD  

George Najm (Maronite) 192,402 RD  

Antoine Khoury (Catholic) 165,960 RD  

 

BEKAA  

DISTRICT ONE  

 

BAALBEK-HERMEL  

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  

 

DISTRICT TWO  

ZAHLE  

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  

(Armenian Orthodox)  

Youssef Maalouf (Orthodox) 26,493 People's Will  

 

DISTRICT THREE  

WESTERN BEKAA-RASHAYA  

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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