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In the Metn, the Lebanese old guard retains its advantage in the legislative elections


REPORT – In this stronghold of traditional Christian parties, not far from Beirut, the ballot was tight and Jad Ghosn had a chance of winning one of the four seats reserved for the Maronite Christian community.

It took tenacity to wait for hours in front of the Jdeidé courthouse. It is there that the votes of the candidates, who had presented themselves in the legislative elections of Sunday May 15, in the constituency of Metn, were checked.

In this stronghold of traditional Christian parties, not far from Beirut, the ballot was tight and Jad Ghosn had a chance of winning one of the four seats reserved for the Maronite Christian community, despite the fraud that had marred the count. This would have made him the fourteenth MP from the 2019 protest movement to be elected. Alas, the hope did not materialize. “I missed 88 votes. I’ve failed“, recognized this journalist and creator of podcast of 36 years, in a hoarse voice, in front of the people who came to support him in the room of the lost steps.

Despite his failure, Jad Ghosn remains one of the most emblematic figures of the election. An underdog whose Rocky Balboa-style defeat looks like a victory, so much…

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