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Liberals lead in Libyan parliamentary elections

Libya's first nationwide elections in nearly five decades brought hints Sunday of a break in Arab Spring precedent: Western-leaning parties making strides over Islamist rivals hoping to follow the same paths to power as in neighbors Egypt and Tunisia, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

While final results from Saturday's parliamentary election could still be days away under a two-tier selection system, unofficial and partial counts from Libya's biggest cities suggested liberal factions were leading the Muslim Brotherhood and allies in a possible first major setback to their political surge following last year's uprisings.

09.07.2012, 15:40

Aysor.am

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