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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.