Libya Council of Representatives Election Held on 25 June 2014

June 27, 2014, 3:11 p.m.

The Libyan election for the 200 seats in the Council of Representatives (which replaces the General National Congress or GNC) was held on Wednesday 25 June 2014. It was the third election since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. All candidates ran as individuals, as opposed to the 7 July 2012 election for the GNC, when candidates were elected under a parallel voting system.[i] Despite violence and the closing of some polling stations, the High National Election Commission (HNEC) announced in its preliminary estimates that 45 percent or 630,000 voters out of 1.5 million registered voters cast their ballots.[ii] Complete preliminary results will be available in by the end of June 2014 and final results, including results of appeals, will be available by 15 July 2014.[iii] For more information on this election see Election Guide’s election profile on Libya.


[i] This election used both majoritarian and proportional systems: Forty members were elected by plurality vote in single member constituencies, 80 members were elected by plurality vote in multi member constituencies, and the remaining 80 through a proportional representation system. See http://www.ifes.org/~/media/Files/Publications/White%20PaperReport/2012/IFES_Libya_FAQs_General_National_Congress.pdf

[ii] http://www.libyaherald.com/2014/06/25/election-2014-hnec-announces-turnout-of-630000/#axzz35kgs88v3

[iii] http://www.libyaherald.com/2014/06/25/election-2014-hnec-announces-turnout-of-630000/#axzz35kgs88v3

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