Lebanese vote for municipalties elections, 2010
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President Michel Suleiman voting in Amchit
 

 

Lebanese voters wait outside a polling station to cast their vote during the country's municipal elections in Dekwaneh, northeast of Beirut
 
 
 
Tens of thousands of Lebanese headed to their Mount Lebanon hometowns Sunday to vote in the first of four-stage municipal elections marked largely by consensus among rival politicians.

Additional army and police forces have been deployed in Mount Lebanon towns and outside polling stations to ensure security for the vote.

There are 795,372 registered voters in Mount Lebanon, the nation's most populous province. They will choose 313 municipal councils from among 9,559 candidates and 921 village headmen from among 1,377 candidates.

Interior Minister Ziad Baroud said 57 of the 313 Mount Lebanon municipalities have been won uncontested.

Municipal elections in Lebanon are held every six years. The three remaining stages of voting will be held this month

Cities with tight elections: Jounieh - Ghosta - Zouk Mikhael - Kfardbyen - Sin el Fil - Antelias - Dbaye - Jbeil - Ajaltoun - Dekwaneh many cities in chouf and baabda and many more.  

 

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Lebanese government election officials carry a ballot box which will be located in a polling station ahead of the country's municipal elections at

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Lebanese government election officials inspect ballot boxes ahead of the country's municipal elections at a school in Baabda, near Beirut

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A Lebanese woman casts her vote at a polling station during the country's municipal elections in Sin El Fil, northeast of Beirut

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An elderly Lebanese woman shows her inked thumb after casting her ballot during the municipal elections in Amchit on the coast north of Beirut, Lebano
 
 
A Lebanese man casts his vote at a polling station during the country's municipal elections in Al Hadath, southeast of Beirut

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A man casts his ballot during the municipal elections in the mountain town of Baalchmay, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 2, 2010. Tens of thousan
A man casts his ballot during the municipal elections in the mountain town of Baalchmay, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 2, 2010. Tens of thousan
 
 

 

 
A Lebanese woman casts her ballot during municipal elections in the south Beirut suburb of Shiyah, Lebanon, Sunday, May 2, 2010. Tens of thousands of
 
 
 
A Lebanese woman casts her ballot during the municipal elections in the mountain town of Baalchmay, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 2, 2010. Tens
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A druse woman casts her ballot during the municipal elections in the mountain town of Aley, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday,