Nine months after the end of Libya’s uprising, citizens will vote on July 7 in a national assembly election that will mark the first free vote since 1969, when Moammar Gaddafi began his 42-year autocratic rule.
July 7, 2012A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the National Assembly election Saturday in Benghazi. Jubilant Libyan voters marked a major step toward democracy after decades of erratic one-man rule, casting their ballots Saturday in the first parliamentary election after last year's overthrow and killing of longtime leader Moammar Gaddafi. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS
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