Libya council to cede power peacefully

Libya’s interim authorities said they would hand over power to a newly elected congress Wednesday.

“We affirm that Aug. 8, 2012, will be the day that power will be transferred peacefully,” Saleh Darhoub, spokesman for the outgoing National Transitional Council, told journalists in Tripoli early Monday.

Libyans cast ballots on July 7 in their first free election, electing a 200-member legislative assembly comprising party and independent representatives, which will replace the NTC and lead the country until fresh elections can be held on the basis of a new constitution.

 

(The Daily Star)
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