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Libya: Election Commission Seeks $28.7m For Polls


Libya’s electoral commission has asked the government for $28.7 million, to prepare for a vote on a new constitution and later elections.

Chairman of the High National Elections Commission Emad al-Sayah, said his group was unable to even plan for the constitutional vote due to a lack of funding.

He said the commission had asked the Tripoli-based government to get 40 million dinars about 28.7 million dollars to start the process for a constitutional vote.

The commission said that without funding to boost its “zero” budget it cannot make plans for any election Sayah also said better security was needed to conduct polls.

In May, Islamic state suicide attackers stormed the commission’s Tripoli headquarters, killing at least 12 of its staff, and setting the building on fire

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