|Date: 06/05/2012 Time: 11:20:00 AM
Ballot boxes for municipality and mayors elections
opened at 7:00 a.m. (local time) on Sunday for voters to choose 37 municipal
councils in different Lebanese regions.
The Ministry of Interior announced the victory of 19 municipal councils by
Logistic, administrative and security preparations for these elections were
completed under the supervision of the Interior Ministry.
In 2010 municipality and mayor elections took place in April, where the
Council's mandate extends to six years.
As of Friday, lists that were unopposed were declared winners in 15
villages and towns out of the 57 that were originally set to have elections.
Most of the by-elections are necessary because municipal councils were
dissolved after the 2010 general polls. Others are newly established
municipalities, and are holding by-elections for the first time.