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Libya election: High turnout in historic vote

July 07, 2012
"I feel free at last. It's a feeling I cannot describe: Like a human being,"
- Asmaddin Arifi

Libyans have been voting in their first free national election for 60 years.

Overall turnout has been described as high, with voters choosing their first government since Col Gaddafi came to power in 1969.

Few Libyans remember their last national vote in 1965, when no political parties were allowed.

Even fewer took part in their country's first parliamentary elections in February 1952, shortly after independence.

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