Carter Center Observers Encouraged With Libya Vote

Alexander Bick, field director of the Carter Center’s mission to monitor the elections in Tripoli said the group was pleased with the organization of Libya’s first election in over four decades.

The poll observer mission will hold a news conference Monday to announce its assessment of the election.  

Libya’s Electoral Commission put the turnout for Saturday’s vote at about 60 percent.  Some analysts say results of the vote will be available later this week.

Officials say nearly 3 million Libyans registered to vote for members of a 200-seat National Assembly.  The winners will be charged with forming a temporary government and drafting a constitution ahead of full parliamentary elections next year.

(Source: Voice of America)

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