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3rd round of municipal polls ends in Marjeyoun amid uneventful atmosphere

BEIRUT | iloubnan.info / NNA - May 23, 2016, 10h16

Ballot boxes in the district of Marjeyoun in Nabatieh closed at 7:00 pm on Sunday, winding up the third round of municipal and mayoral elections in southern the country.

Strict security measures were undertaken at the behest of the Ministry of Interior, mainly at the poll stations.

Boxes opened as of early morning, and primary results indicated that 39% of registered electors have voted.

Observing the electoral process, LADE said that one bribe was documented, and that investigations were still underway in Qolayha, Taibeh, and Marjeyoun.

In comments on the polls, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil hailed, in remarks to reporters while casting ballot in his town Khiyam, the atmosphere of "democracy and free competition."

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