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Libyan Election law published

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said the publication of the Libyan Election law is another "important step in Libya's transition".

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Speaking today he said that the publication paves the way for Libyan people to choose their leaders for the first time in over a generation.

“We welcome the public consultation that informed the drafting of the law, this had led to one that is fair and inclusive and will help elect a National Congress representative of all Libya, including women and minorities. We look forward to the upcoming elections, and hope that all parties will work together to achieve a fair, inclusive and democratic government which will continue the work of the NTC and Transitional Government in reshaping Libya’s future.”

Published 14 February 2012