Libya will announce results of last month's parliamentary elections on July 20, the head of the elections commission said on Sunday, pushing back the results another week. Fewer than half of registered Libyans voted, reflecting disillusionment with the chaos prevailing since Gaddafi's overthrow. The government and outgoing parliament have failed to produce security and curb militias who helped oust Gaddafi but now defy state authority.
North African oil producer elected on June 25 a new assembly in a vote
marred by a low turnout and violence, opening a new chapter in Libya's
bumpy transition toward democracy since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi
to an armed uprising.Emad
Sayeh, head of the High National Election Commission, said final
results would be announced on July 20. Partial results from some cities
have been published but Sayeh said the commission needed more time to
produce accurate results.
from 24 polling stations are being withheld because of some "illegal
acts", he said, adding that out of 1,751 candidates 41 had been
disqualified under a law banning former officials in the Gaddafi regime
from taking a public office. Sayeh
also said the commission was still waiting for the old assembly to
organize a new vote in constituencies where polling stations remained
closed on election day due for security reasons.