Historic election in doubt after attacks on polling offices
Libya’s hopes of staging the first democratic election in its history this weekend have been thrown into doubt after a series of attacks on polling offices in the east of the country.
The headquarters of the election commission in Benghazi was stormed by protesters and militiamen yesterday and ballot papers were set on fire.
In southern Libya, a Tabu tribal leader threatened to boycott the election if the government does not withdraw its forces and tanks from a desert city where clashes have killed dozens.
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