“So far the “Union Revolts” candidates of the October uprising are winning in the the Syndicate of Engineers election that kicked off at 9 am according to Syndicate’s website . Their vote count is about 4 times the votes obtained by the candidates of the ruling parties.” 77% of the votes in the first ballot box that was counted went to the “Union Revolts” candidates
The polls closed in the Beirut Engineers Syndicate elections at 6 PM Beirut time.
The voter turnout was extremely low . As of 4:00 p.m., 7,120 voters voted in the twenty ballot boxes distributed in the Syndicates ‘s r courtyard, out of 47,936 engineers who had paid their annual fees.
The voters are expected to elect a Syndicate chief and 6 board members .
Eight candidates are competing for Union leader representing several political parties in addition to the the UNION revolts. : Future Movement candidate who is also backed by Amal Movement is Basem Al-Aweni , independent candidate Abdo Sukkari and the “the UNION revolts. ” candidate is Aref Yassin . The engineers who have paid the annual fees and registered to vote are 47,936
Engineer Aref Yassin won the election as the new leader of the Engineers Syndicate of Beirut.
According to the figures released by the Syndicate , Yassin received 5789 votes in the final results of the elections, compared to 1528 votes for Bassem Al-Aweni and 1289 votes for Abdo Sukkarieh, noting that the total number of voters was 8842.
Based on the number of people voted and the total number of registered engineers who are qualified too vote the voter turnout was less than 20 %