47 winners declared in Libya's constitution assembly polls

A total of 649 Libyans are vying for a seat in the assembly, which is expected to draft Libya's first post-revolution constitution.

47 winners declared in Libya's constitution assembly polls

World Bulletin/News Desk

 Libya's Higher National Elections Commission declared late Saturday preliminary results of polls to elect 60 members of the constitution assembly tasked with writing the country's new constitution.

During a press conference, the commission's deputy chairman Emad al-Sayeh named the winners in 47 constituencies.

Elections were not held in the remaining 13 constituencies either because of boycott campaigns or security problems.

Al-Sayeh said the names of the winners will soon be sent to the interim parliament for endorsement.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, he ruled out the possibility of holding new polls in the 13 constituencies.

"The lawmakers will most likely nominate the 13 members," al-Sayeh said.

A total of 649 Libyans are vying for a seat in the assembly, which is expected to draft Libya's first post-revolution constitution.

Libya has remained in political crisis since the country's interim parliament voted in December to extend its mandate by one year, extending the transitional period that followed the ouster of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in late 2011.

The revised timetable has angered many Libyans, who have since taken to the streets to protest the decision and demand early elections.

 

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