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Libyans prepare for coming elections

07-06-2012 07:49 BJT Special Report:Libya in Post-Gaddafi Era |

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As Libya prepares for the first elections since the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the country's interior ministry have trained the country's Special Forces.

Several hundred policemen who underwent extensive training, have demonstrated their readiness for the vote on Saturday. 

Voters will select a 200 members assembly which will choose a Cabinet to replace the interim government. The new chamber will also pick a new prime minister and help draft a constitution aimed at turning Libya into a unified, stable state.

A man puts up a poster of Ali Kulaish, a candidate running for Libya's National
Congress election in Benghazi July 4, 2012.

Once the country's new constitution is drafted, a referendum will be held. And if it establishes a parliamentary system, a full legislative poll will be held within six months.

Libyans began registering for the election early in May and about 80 percent of eligible voters have put their names down to participate.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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