Kfar Roumman is amusingly dubbed “Kfar Moscow” in reference to the large number of communists and their supporters in the town. The Zein family used to enjoy the greatest clout in Kfar Roumman in the past but the family’s leadership declined as the Amal Movement and Hezbollah emerged onto the political stage. Nevertheless, the Communist Party maintained its active and efficient role in the town, which allowed it to engage in strong confrontation against the list backed by the Amal Movement and Hezbollah in the most recent municipal elections.
The 2010 contenders were the following:
- The "Loyalty and Development" list backed by the Amal Movement (seven candidates), Hezbollah (five candidates), MP Abdul Latif Zein (two candidates) and the Nasserites (one candidate).
- The "Kfar Roumman for All" list backed by the Communist Party.
The first list won in its entirety amassing an average of 1,800 votes or roughly 59% against 1,075 votes for the rival list accounting for 35% of the total vote.
The competition that unfolded in 2010 recurred in 2016, but proved to be much bigger and fiercer this time, raising turnout levels and resulting in a partial win for the list backed by Hezbollah, Amal and MP Abdul Latif Zein.
- The "Development and Loyalty" list backed by the Amal Movement and Hezbollah. The list amassed an average of 1,584 votes equaling 45.5% of the total vote.
- "Kfar Rouman Al-Ghad" list backed by the Communist Party, the Democratic Left Movement, and Al-Baath Party. It garnered an average of 1,338 votes or 39.7% of the total vote. The results indicate a progress for the Communist Party compared to the 2010 results, as it was able to clinch three seats from the rival Shi’a coalition despite the latter’s remarkable electorate.