Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. – Abraham Lincoln.

Lebanese supporters to the Association of Muslims Scholars carry placards during a protest in Martyrs Square, the southern city of Sidon. The protest was against the Russian support to the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and in solidarity with the victims of the shelling in Aleppo province in Syria. (EPA / STR)

Lebanese supporters to the Association of Muslims Scholars carry placards during a protest in Martyrs Square, the southern city of Sidon. The protest was against the Russian support to the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and in solidarity with the victims of the shelling in Aleppo province in Syria. (EPA / STR)

People walk past posters of Lebanese candidates running in the country's municipal election, ahead of Sunday's elections in the capital Beirut and Lebanon's Bekaa. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

People walk past posters of Lebanese candidates running in the country’s municipal election, ahead of Sunday’s elections in the capital Beirut and Lebanon’s Bekaa. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

A Lebanese man puts up a poster of a candidate for the upcoming Beirut municipal elections on a shop window in Ashrafiyeh. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

A Lebanese man puts up a poster of a candidate for the upcoming Beirut municipal elections on a shop window in Ashrafiyeh. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

Supporters of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, chant slogans for the list that Hariri's group support, which is called Beirutis' list. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Supporters of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, chant slogans for the list that Hariri’s group support, which is called Beirutis’ list. (Hussein Malla / AP)

A picture of a candidate for municipality elections is hung near displayed mirrors of an antique shop in Beirut. (Alia Haju / REUTERS)

A picture of a candidate for municipality elections is hung near displayed mirrors of an antique shop in Beirut. (Alia Haju / REUTERS)

Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri casts his ballot at a polling station during Beirut's municipal elections. Later, it was reported that his vote has been cancelled after he mistakenly placed the envelope in the wrong ballot box. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri casts his ballot at a polling station during Beirut’s municipal elections. Later, it was reported that his vote has been cancelled after he mistakenly placed the envelope in the wrong ballot box. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, takes a selfie with his supporters after he voted. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, takes a selfie with his supporters after he voted. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

A nun casts her ballot at a polling station in Zahle during Lebanon's Bekaa municipal elections. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

A nun casts her ballot at a polling station in Zahle during Lebanon’s Bekaa municipal elections. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

A Lebanese woman looks for her name on a polling list before casting her vote, outside a polling station during the municipal elections in Beirut. (Hussein Malla / AP)

A Lebanese woman looks for her name on a polling list before casting her vote, outside a polling station during the municipal elections in Beirut. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Girls wait for their parents to cast their ballots inside a polling station during the municipal elections in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Girls wait for their parents to cast their ballots inside a polling station during the municipal elections in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

A Lebanese election official counts ballots after the polling station closed during Beirut's municipal elections in Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

A Lebanese election official counts ballots after the polling station closed during Beirut’s municipal elections in Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Ali Akbar Velayati (R), Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's top advisor on international affairs, talks with another attendee behind Lebanon's Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem during a conference. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Ali Akbar Velayati (R), Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s top advisor on international affairs, talks with another attendee behind Lebanon’s Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem during a conference. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

A Lebanese man practises kite surfing in the northern port city of Tripoli. (IBRAHIM CHALHOUB / AFP)

A Lebanese man practises kite surfing in the northern port city of Tripoli. (IBRAHIM CHALHOUB / AFP)

Palestinian refugees, who used to live in Syria, carry their national flags and a placard during a protest in front of the UNRWA in Beirut, demanding health care and better education. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Palestinian refugees, who used to live in Syria, carry their national flags and a placard during a protest in front of the UNRWA in Beirut, demanding health care and better education. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Lebanese and international participants commence the Tripoli International Half Marathon race, in support of cancer patients. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)

Lebanese and international participants commence the Tripoli International Half Marathon race, in support of cancer patients. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)

Inmates of Lebanon's Roumieh main prison rehearse for a play dubbed "Johar...Up in the air" at the prison theatre. The theatre play by Lebanese actress and director Zeina Daccache is part of the framework "The Untold Story of Forgotten Behind Bars", a project implemented by the Lebanese NGO Catharsis and funded by the European Union. The project objective revolves around the improvement of mental health in Lebanese prisons and a suitable legislation for mentally ill inmates and inmates sentenced to life. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Catharsis)

Inmates of Lebanon’s Roumieh main prison rehearse for a play dubbed “Johar…Up in the air” at the prison theatre. The theatre play by Lebanese actress and director Zeina Daccache is part of the framework “The Untold Story of Forgotten Behind Bars”, a project implemented by the Lebanese NGO Catharsis and funded by the European Union. The project objective revolves around the improvement of mental health in Lebanese prisons and a suitable legislation for mentally ill inmates and inmates sentenced to life. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Catharsis)

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