More Than a Million Voters Register for Libya Pollsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
More than a million Libyans have registered to participate in the first national elections since Moammar Gadhafi’s regime was toppled, a spokesman for the high election commission said on Thursday.
"There are now 1,167,999 registered voters," Ezzedine Shaaban told Agence France Presse.
The ruling National Transitional Council has pledged to hold elections for a 200-seat constituent assembly in June.
A total of 120 seats in the assembly are reserved for independent candidates, while the remaining 80 are open to political parties.
When elected, the assembly will appoint a committee of experts to write a draft constitution which will then be submitted to a national referendum.
Libya has around six million residents, among them 3.4 million potential voters, according to the election commission.