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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

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