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Libya strengthens security ahead of election

07-07-2012 01:03 BJT

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Across Benghazi, there’s tight security ahead of the country’s election. Libyans are to cast their ballots in the first free legislative poll in six decades on July the 7th.

The Higher Committee for Elections, the body overseeing the ballot, is relying on the Higher Security Commission in Benghazi to ensure security across the city before and during the electoral process, to herald a new era of the country.

At least, three thousand HSC contracted police have begun securing 130 polling stations in Benghazi and its outskirts. The Libyan National Conference election is being held amidst a call by many in the east of Libya for a boycott to win more autonomy for the region.

Election materials are seen at a burnt storage centre for election materials in
Ajdabiya July 5, 2012.

People watch a police officer celebrate during a parade to mark the end of election
campaign in Tripoli July 5, 2012. Libyans head to the polls on July 7 to elect a
national assembly in the nation's first election in a generation almost a year
after ousting Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed rebellion.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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