Barakat, a member of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), has not yet received the movement’s support, and there is a tendency within the movement not to participate in the syndicate’s elections process.
However, their circles confirm that they will not support Lahoud, who is backed by the LF, nor Barakat, who is affiliated with the FPM, nor Najjar, who is backed by the Kataeb Party, due to his alleged consistent support for banks and financial institutions.
As for supporting any of the other independent candidates, the October 17 groups haven’t yet taken a decision.
The Future Movement of Saad Hariri is witnessing a lack of a clear leadership decision to nominate or support any of the candidates, but the information says that its votes will be divided between Caspar, Lahoud, and Najjar.
Concerning the Bar Association’s Council election, the number of candidates is 30 lawyers.
In Tripoli’s Bar Association, the electoral process will take place to elect 4 members, including a captain to replace the current one.
There are 5 candidates for the position of captain:
Joseph Abdo, who is supported by the LF,
Marie-Thérèse Al-Qawwal, who is supported by the Marada Movement, Future Movement, and Al-Karama Movement,
Boutros Faddoul, who may receive support from the FPM and the Independence Movement, although nothing has been announced yet,
2 independent candidates: Tony Khoury and Georges Jallad.
The elections for the membership of Tripoli’s Syndicate Council are contested by 8 candidates, and the alliances among them are still unclear.