July 8, 2012


Liberals are leading the pack, Libyan officials said one day after the country held its first free elections in decades. “Early reports show that the coalition is leading the polls in the majority of constituencies,” said an official from the National Forces Alliance, a liberal coalition, as votes were tallied around the country. Leaders from the Islamist Justice and Construction Party acknowledged the lead gathered by liberals, but said it was “a tight race of us in the south.” Liberals held a strong lead in and around Tripoli, where most of the country’s population is concentrated.


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