Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Dance like nobody's watching!

Read more

DEBATE

Burundi's Brutal Standoff: One month on tension spirals (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Burundi's Brutal Standoff: One month on tension spirals (part 1)

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Masoud Barzani: 'We are prepared to recover Mosul very quickly'

Read more

FOCUS

Lebanon marks one year without a president

Read more

REPORTERS

A year after coup, Thai opposition resists junta rule

Read more

REPORTERS

Are there lessons to be learned from Chirac’s foreign policy?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Novak Djokovic: 'I have grown'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

At least three dead in grenade attack in Bujumbura

Read more

Africa

Libya’s NTC leader says election could be delayed

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-05-28

The head of Libya's National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, said Monday he expects the national assembly election to be delayed. He did not specify a new date for the elections, which were originally schedule for June 18.

REUTERS - The head of Libya’s National Transitional Council said on Monday he expected the national assembly election would be delayed.

The election, for an assembly that will draw up a new constitution, is a milestone in shaping the country’s new institutions after the revolt.

“All depends on the appeal process for the election candidates,” Mustafa Abdel Jalil told Reuters. “This appeal process will result in a postponement of the elections.”

Candidates wishing to run in the election must first pass a vetting process which they may appeal in court.

It was due to be on June 19, but Abdel Jalil did not specify a new date or by how long it could be delayed.
 

 

Date created : 2012-05-28

  • LIBYA

    Former Libyan oil minister found drowned in Danube

    Read more

  • FRANCE-LIBYA

    Letter claiming Gaddafi agreed to fund Sarkozy is fake, Libyan leader says

    Read more

  • LIBYA

    Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam attacked in detention

    Read more

COMMENT(S)