Iran Press/ 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 elections on Friday.
The disputes over eligibility of candidates and growing security fears were among the reasons marring the run-up to the poll.
The UN and Western powers had hoped that the election would intensify efforts to achieve peace and democracy in Libya, a strategically important country, a major oil producer and a transit point for migrants to Europe.
The Electoral Commission had rejected the candidacy of Colonel Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, but his lawyer said a court had overturned its decision.
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