Liberal Party Says It Leads Libya's Election
Faisal Krekshi, secretary general of the Alliance of National Forces (NAF) led by Mahmoud Jibril, said the results were based on reports by party representatives at ballot counting centers across the vast desert nation, the Washington Post reported.
While official results won’t be ready for days, the Telegraph reported, even Jibril's opponents appeared to concede that they had been defeated.
Mohammed Sawan, leader of the Justice and Construction party, one of the main Islamic groupings said, as reported by the Telegraph, "The NFA achieved good results in some large cities except Misurata. They have a net lead in Tripoli and Benghazi."
About 1.7 million Libyans, the equivalent to 60 percent of the nation’s registered voters, cast ballots, in the country’s first parliamentary elections, the first since the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, CNN reported.
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