BEIRUT: It is not surprising that Kesrouan draws much attention from
Christian leaders, especially in the run-up to municipal and
parliamentary elections. Kesrouan is overwhelmingly Maronite, and as a
result in 2005 and 2009 fierce electoral battles were waged in the
district, whose residents are known for their preference for homegrown
politicians who are dedicated to the area.
The district has witnessed significant political posturing between the
country’s two major Christians sides, the Free Patriotric Movement,
which won the majority of Kesrouan’s five parliamentary seats in the
previous two elections, and the Lebanese Forces, the Kataeb (Phalange)
Party and independent Christian officials.
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