Firas Hamdan, an activist defeats Hezbollah, Amal candidate in south Lebanon

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File pho: Firas Hamdan, a 33-year-old Lebanese lawyer, had surgery on his heart following an injury with a lead pellet fired by security forces during an anti-government protest. He is running in the third district in south Lebanon which includes (Nabatieh – Bint Jbeil – Hasbaya – Marjaayoun) on the list of Maan Nahwa Al Taghyeer which calls for ending corruption in Lebanon. The votes of the Diaspora reportedly helped Hamdan win the election against Hezbollah and Amal candidate Marwan Kheireddine
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In a huge blow to Hezbollah and its Amal ally , Firas Hamdan, 34 an independent candidate won the election in the third electoral district in south Lebanon which includes (Nabatieh – Bint Jbeil – Hasbaya – Marjaayoun) , by defeating Marwan Kheireddine who ran on the list backed by Hezbollah and Amal

Hamdan, a lawyer, had surgery on his heart following an injury with a lead pellet fired by security forces during an anti-government protest The votes of the Diaspora reportedly helped Hamdan win the election

SHOT IN CHEST

In the days after the Beirut port explosion, Hamdan, who is also a rights activist, was monitoring a crackdown by security forces on anti-government protests when he was hit in the chest by a pellet that pierced his heart, requiring surgery.

Hamdan joins a list several newcomers who were able to win in the May 15 parliamentary election.

Marwan Kheireddine

The defeated candidate is Marwan Kheireddine , chairman and CEO of Al Mawarid bank in Lebanon and the brother-in-law of former MP Talal Arslan who was also defeated by another independent candidate . Mark Daou

Jennifer Lawrence’s Penthouse in New York City that was sold for $9.9 million to Lebanese banker Marwan Kheireddine at a time when ordinary Lebanese are unable to access their life long savings and have not been able to send funds abroad to support families or pay overseas tuition and school fees.

Kheireddine made the news recently after a report revealed that he was able to purchase a penthouse in New York for $9.9 million while ordinary Lebanese are unable to access their life long savings and have not been able for nearly 3 years to send funds abroad to support families or pay overseas tuition and school fees.

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