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Libya Set to Hold First Free Election in Six Decades

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0  Updated at 2:50 am, July 6th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images(TRIPOLI, Libya) — On Saturday, Libyans will do something they haven’t done in 60 years — vote in a free multi-party election.

Just nine months ago, Libyans were celebrating the end of 42 years of rule under the late Moammar Gadhafi.

Some three million Libyans have registered to vote so they can choose among 1,400 candidates for a 200-seat National Assembly.  That elected body will form a temporary government and draft a constitution, which will lead to another election a year from now.

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