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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lebanese Elections

BEIRUT () -- Billionaire Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri and his supporters won a resounding victory in the third round of Lebanon's parliamentary elections, winning 14 of Beirut's 19 seats according to unofficial results Monday.


But charges of widespread abuses marred Sunday's vote in the capital, including bribery of voters by Hariri representatives witnessed by a reporter.


The turnout, 31 percent of Beirut's 377,000 voters, was the lowest of the election so far and indicated voter disillusionment after the alleged violations in the first two rounds, newspapers said.