July 7 parliamentary elections to be held in Libya

The head of Libya’s election commission says the vote for a national assembly has been pushed back to July 7 to give candidates more time to campaign and voters more time to register, the Washington post reports.

Nouri Al-Abbar told The Associated Press that the delay from the original date of June 19 also gives the commission more time to look into appeals regarding the qualification of candidates.

The assembly will write a new constitution and form a new government.

The election commission’s website says nearly 2.8 million Libyans are registered to vote.

11.06.2012, 11:40

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