Carter Centre to monitor to Libyan vote

2012-06-28 10:42

Atlanta - The Carter Centre is sending observer teams to Libya to monitor and report on that country's 7 July parliamentary elections.

Former President Jimmy Carter said in a statement on Wednesday that he hopes the centre’s limited mission will contribute "to a peaceful, transparent and credible electoral process and will support Libyans' aspirations to build a strong democracy".

Voters will elect a national assembly that is expected to write a new constitution for Libya. The election will be Libya's first national vote since the capture and killing of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi last October.

The Atlanta-based Carter Centre said security will restrict deployment of observers in some areas. Consequently, it said it won't offer a comprehensive review of the election.

The centre was invited to observe the election by Libya's election commission.