Over 2 mn Libyan voters to vote in Sep

Over 2 mn Libyan voters to vote in Sep

Tripoli, Jan 13 : Libya’s Higher Commission of Elections has announced that more than two million voters have registered to cast ballots in the 2018 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has been struggling for a democratic transition amid a tumultuous security situation and political division.

UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame in September 2017 proposed a roadmap aimed at ending the political crisis in Libya.

It included amendments to the current UN-sponsored political agreement as well as, calls for holding presidential and parliamentary elections before the end of 2018.

Women participants account for 41 per cent of the total number of registered voters till now, Xinhua quoted the poll panel as saying on Friday.

The polls would be held before September 30.

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