Here are the results of the Metn by-elections.
Representing the oppositional Free Patriotic League of general Michel Aoun, candidate Kamil Khoury (see interview below) won 39,534 votes, against 39,116 votes for Amin Gemayel, leader of the governing Falange party. A difference of only 418 votes or around 0.5 percent.
The seat in West Beirut was easily won by the candidate of the governing Future Movement of PM Fuad Siniora.
It is interesting to see that Sunni Muslims are overwhelmingly voting for a pro-Western, American backed government. While Christians are very much divided and are seriously flirting with the anti-American camp and with pro-totalitarian Syria.