Tag Archives | Elections

Libya Parliamentary Campaigning Begins Amid Security Concerns

Campaigning began today in Libya’s first national parliamentary election since the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi, with security in the North African nation a continuing issue. A total of more than 3,700 candidates are vying for seats in the 200-seat legislature, the election commission reported on its website. The commission said that 142 parties are running […]


Libya puts back election date by 18 days

Libya's first election in more than half a century will take place 18 days later than planned because of logistical challenges, the electoral commission has said . The election will now take place on 7 July. Nuri al-Abbar, head of the electoral commission, said crucial preparations for the election – including voter registration and vetting […]


Libya transitional council sees delay to elections

The head of Libya’s National Transitional Council said he expected an election for the national assembly would be delayed, holding up a landmark vote in the transformation of the country following the fall of Moammar Gadhafi. The election for an assembly that will draw up a new constitution was originally scheduled for June 19. Mustafa […]

Libyan Premier Says 2.5 Million Registered to Vote in Election

Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim el- Keib said that more than 2.5 million Libyans have already registered to vote in elections in June for a national legislature tasked with writing a new constitution. “Work is continuing in order to complete the final preparations so that the elections will be held on time,” el- Keib said at […]

Libya elections commission says vote date not set

Libya's electoral commission said on Tuesday 4,000 candidates had registered for upcoming national assembly elections, but the commission head said he could not confirm the vote would be held on June 19 as set by the ruling National Transitional Council. "To announce the election date is linked to a number of issues including delivering election […]


Libya's Belhadj quits military post for politics

Libyan Islamist commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj has resigned his military post in a bid to enter politics. Mr Belhadj, a key brigade leader in the 2011 toppling of Col Gaddafi, plans to run in elections next month. He is a former member of an Islamist insurgent group which sought to overthrow Gaddafi in the 1990s. […]

Election candidate murdered in south Libya

A candidate in the upcoming poll for a constituent assembly was murdered in Libya's southern desert on Sunday shortly after submitting his registration, a security official said. "Khaled Abu Saleh was murdered 30 kilometres (22 miles) from Ubari," in the south of Libya, Mohammed Saleh, deputy chairman of the High Security Commission, told AFP. "An […]