Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

Vote counting continues into the night in Libya

Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 01:00

July 8 - Election workers in Tripoli work late into the night to deliver results after the country's landmark vote. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Vote counting goes into the night in Libya. Voters are selecting a 200-member assembly that will choose a cabinet and also pick a new prime minister. Analysts say it is hard to predict the political make-up of the new assembly, but many of the candidates have strong Islamic ties. The U.N. envoy to Libya Ian Martin praised the election process. (SOUNDBITE) (English) IAN MARTIN, UNITED NATIONS ENVOY TO LIBYA, SAYING: "Very satisfied with the way the tally centre has been established and I think the Libyan people should have the confidence that just as it's been a fair poll, it will also be a fair count." The vote marks the first time in 60 years that Libya has held a free election. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Vote counting continues into the night in Libya

Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 01:00