19 July 2012

Libya: Mahmoud Jibril Dominates Legislative Elections

Libya's war time prime minister Mahmoud Jibril has a strong lead in early results from the country's first elections since the fall of Muamar Gaddafi. ( Resource: Jibril's Alliance Leading In Early Libya Results )

Final results from the long awaited Libya’s elections puts Ex –Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril’s National Forces Alliance (NFA) party in the lead giving them a commanding position in the new parliament as they won double the seats of their principle rival, the Muslim Brotherhood's Justice and Construction party.

In declaring the 7th July 2012 elections results, the Libya Elections Commission announced that the National Forces Alliance (NFA) and its allies got 41 seats, followed by the Justice and Construction party who had 17seats. In all 200 seats where contested..

The current interim Prime Minister Abdurrahman al-Keib said the announcement of the results was "a time of celebration"

This election is a major step for a country emerging from 42 years of Muammar Gaddafi‘s one -man rule. It also marks the end for the interim  National Transitional Council, which has been ruling Libya with varying degrees and success since Gaddafi was overthrown and killed last year.

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