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Libyan elections to go ahead despite violence

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 6 July 2012
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July 06, 2012

Libya's interim government says elections will go ahead this weekend despite violence on election commission offices in the east.

A fire on the election office in the city of Ajdabiya came after hundreds of protesters stormed an election office in the eastern city of Bnenghazi, raising fears of election-day violence.

Earlier on July 5, Libya's first post-revolution class of police cadets graduated.

They will take part in upholding security on July 7 as some 2.7 million Libyans head to polling stations to elect the National Congress, which will form a new government and draft the country's consitution.

Many of the 3,700 candidates have strong Islamic agendas.

Based on AP, AFP, and Reuters reporting

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