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In the News
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09-07-2012

On 7 July Libya held nationwide elections for the General National Congress (GNC), the body that will appoint a new government.

Although the historic poll was marred by a number of incidents, including the burning of ballot papers in Benghazi by demonstrators and the forced closure of some polling stations in south-east Libya, the election passed off largely peacefully and was considered to be a success.

In the News
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05-07-2012

We were quoted in several recent articles about the Libyan economy – read them here:

‘Companies treat Libya with caution’

Financial Times, 5 July 2012

In the News
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25-06-2012

Bringing overseas retail or F&B chains to Libya is certainly en vogue with Libyan companies at the moment, with a flurry of new openings and announcements since the start of the year.

In the News
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18-06-2012

Candidates running in Libya’s 7 July constituent assembly elections are officially permitted to launch their campaigns from today.

The High National Election Commission (HNEC), which is responsible for organising the historic poll, has limited campaigning to an 18-day period and set ceilings on the amount of money that candidates are able to spend on their campaigns.

In the News
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11-06-2012

Libya's constituent assembly elections, which were originally scheduled for 19 June, have been delayed for three weeks and will now take place on 7 July.

The head of the High National Election Commission (HNEC), Nuri Elabbar, made the announcement on 10 June and said the decision was taken after a meeting with Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), the body tasked with supervising the overall move towards an elected government.

In the News
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04-06-2012

With just two weeks to go before the planned date of Libya’s constituent assembly elections, scheduled for 19 June, it still remains unclear exactly when the vote will take place.

In the News
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28-05-2012

Libya Build, the country’s largest building and construction materials trade fair, was held last week at the Tripoli International Fairground.

According to the organisers, some 18,775 visitors – a new record – passed through the doors during the four days of the event, which was the first since 2010. A total of 637 companies exhibited, with the biggest foreign presence coming from Italy, Turkey and France.

In the News
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24-05-2012

The High National Elections Commission (HNEC), the body responsible for organising Libya's upcoming constituent assembly elections, recently said that some 2.7 million people had registered to vote by a 21 May deadline.

This number, which represents roughly 80% of the eligible electorate nationwide, is higher than many expected and - despite the initial deadline having to be extended due to a lacklustre start - should be seen as a successful first step towards holding the first national elections in more than 60 years. 

In the News
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13-05-2012

Libya's Higher National Election Commission (HNEC) has extended the deadline for voter registration, which was due to expire on 14 May, for a further week.  The constituent assembly elections are due to be held nationwide on 19 June.

In the News
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01-05-2012

Voter registration opened on 1 May for what are set to be Libya's first national elections in more than 60 years. Due to be held on 19 June, the elections will appoint a constituent assembly tasked with drafting a new constitution and paving the way for legislative elections to be held in 2013.