Lebanese by-elections, 2007

Lebanese by-elections, 2007

By-elections were held in Lebanon on 5 August 2007 to replace two assassinated MPs: [http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=13426&sectionid=351020203]

* Matn District: Pierre Amine Gemayel of the Kataeb Party, killed 2006-11-21
* Beirut 2nd District: Walid Eido of the Future Movement, killed 2007-06-13

The candidates were:

;Beirut, 2nd [http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/87767.html]
*(Winner) Mohammad Amin Itani for the Future Movement (March 14 Alliance) — 22,988
*Ibrahim Halabi for the People's Movement (March 8 Alliance) — 3,556
*five others

The seat was easily won by Mohammed al-Amin Itani, a candidate of parliament majority leader Saad Hariri's Future Movement. The Hezbollah-led pro-Syrian opposition did not officially sponsor a candidate and turnout was just 19 per cent.

;Matn [http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=84130]
*Former president Sheikh Amine Gemayel for the Kataeb Party (March 14 Alliance) — 39,116
*(Winner) Camille Khoury for the Free Patriotic Movement (March 8 Alliance) — 39,534
*Joseph Mansour Asmar, an independent — ≤1,000

Khoury won with 39,534 votes, against Gemayel's 39,116 votes. Turnout was 46 per cent. [http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/48D41266-3C4A-4454-A101-99DB429B52E5.htm]

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