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First national elections in Libya after Kadhafi's fall

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Libyans are voting in their first national poll since the fall of Moamer Kadhafi. This amid fears that violence could taint an election meant to usher in a temporary national assembly. Voters will select a 200-member assembly that will choose a cabinet to replace the self-appointed interim government and also pick a new prime minister. RFI spoke to Claudia Gazzini, from the international crisis group in Tripoli, about the challenges of these elections.  

Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori


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