BEIRUT — On Friday, the Amal Movement won the majority of seats in the student council elections on the Lebanese American University's Beirut campus, while the Lebanese Forces announced victory on the institution's Jbeil campus.
The Amal Movement's Youth Office announced in a statement published by the state-run National News Agency on Friday the "success of its six candidates" who ran for the election on the Beirut campus and noted that the movement had secured the "largest bloc" in the Beirut elections.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese Forces (LF) said in a statement on its website that it had won 13 out of 15 seats in the Jbeil elections, noting that candidates affiliated with the March 8 coalition won the two other seats.
The LF pointed out that it won two seats in Beirut, adding that the Progressive Socialist Party and the Future Movement also won two seats, while Hezbollah secured three seats.
In addition, the Progressive Youth Organization (affiliated with the Progressive Socialist Party) announced in a statement published by the NNA on Friday the victory of all four of its candidates in elections on both campuses.
In recent years, independent groups have won many seats in student elections in Lebanon, especially following the 2019 uprising. However, independent candidates were not able to secure any seats in the 2023 LAU elections.