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Libyan democracy: Regional division, bloodshed mar first post-Gaddafi poll

Saturday, July 7, 2012



Libyan democracy: Regional division, bloodshed mar first post-Gaddafi poll

Libyans are heading to polls for the country’s first elections since ousting Muammar Gaddafi. However, reports of pro-autonomy activists attacking ballots and continued unrest by militia groups could see Libya’s democratic dreams go up in smoke.

Anti-election demonstrators have attacked a polling station in the eastern city of Benghazi, setting fire to ballot slips, reports Reuters. Activists burned hundreds of ballot papers before driving off, firing rounds into the air, say witnesses.

The incident is the first sign of unrest during the country’s milestone elections.

Libyan voters will choose from over 3,700 candidates to makeup a 200 strong National Assembly who will then be charged with electing a Prime Minister and a cabinet..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/elections-libya-violence-militia-622/

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