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Libya’s Presidential Elections postponed


Iran / Africa: The country’s High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) said on Wednesday, December 22,  that it was proposing the new date of 24 January after ‘liaising’ with Parliament.

A parliamentary committee had earlier said that it would be ‘impossible’ to hold on Friday.

The disputes over eligibility of candidates and growing security fears were among the reasons marring the run-up to the poll.

has been in turmoil since long-serving ruler was overthrown and killed in 2011.

The and had hoped that the election would intensify efforts to achieve and in Libya, a strategically important country, a major oil producer and a transit point for migrants to .

The Electoral Commission had rejected the candidacy of Colonel Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-, but his lawyer said a court had overturned its decision.

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