Libya: Legislative Election, 20 February 2014
At stake in this election:
- 60 seats in the Constituent Assembly
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Speaker of the House of Representatives Aqilah Salah ISSA (since 5 August 2014)
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdullah al-THINI (since 11 March 2014)
- Assembly: Libya has a unicameral Majlis al Nuwab (Council of Deputies) consisting of 200 seats.
About the Election:
- This chamber was elected with the specific task of drafting a new constitution for post-Qaddafi Libya.
Note: There are no official figures for this election. It is estimated that just under 50% of registered voters actually cast votes in this election.
Main candidates in the election:
- Elections to the Constituent Assembly were purposefully nonpartisan. For a full list of elected members, see here.
Population and number of registered voters:
· Population: 6,411,776 (July 2015 est.)
· Registered Voters: 1,509,218 (2014)
· Female Population: 3,090,469 (July 2015 est.)
· Is Libya a signatory to CEDAW: N/A
· Has Libya ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (16 May 1989)
· Gender Quota: Yes
· Female candidates in this election: Yes
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 30 (15.96)
· Human Development Index Position: 94 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A
· Is Libya a signatory to CRPD: Yes (1 May 2008)
· Has Libya ratified CRPD: No
· Population with a disability: 961,766
 The gender quota requires that candidate lists alternate between male and females.