Emad Al-Sayeh, head of the Libyan electoral commission, has affirmed that they are ready to go as planned with regards to the June 25 elections. Barely a week before the legislative elections in Libya, militias are involved in serious gun battles inciting fears that certain regions will not be able to vote. More than half of the eligible voters have registered for the elections while the minority Berbers or Amazighs have decided to boycott it if their demand are not met.
Some diplomats in Libya think that the elections should be postponed for at least a month to enable better preparations. People are hoping that the elections will bring an end to the tensions in the country but some believe that it will only lead to the election of another temporal body.
Al-Sayeh said “the commission has finished the last preparations of the elections” and 1601 polling stations will be around the country. 1628 candidates will be competing for 200 seats of which 32 have been allocated to women.