Libya elects municipal chief for first time

A province in Eastern Libya elects a municipal chief for the first time since the 2011 revolution.

Libya elects municipal chief for first time

World Bulletin / News Desk

The eastern Libyan province of Al-Bayda' on Saturday saw the first ballot to elect a municipal chief since the 2011 fall of strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

The 7-member municipal council held a closed session on Saturday to elect a council chief in a secret ballot.

"The seven members will cast ballot to elect the council head," election official Fathallah al-Hadad told Anadolu Agency.

Another vote will be held later Saturday to elect a chief of the Shahat municipal council in eastern Libya.

A senior Ministry of Local Development official said the vote is one of the goals of the February 17 uprising that ended Gaddafi's autocracy.

"This is the first step on the path of ending centralization in the country," Saleh al-Hasi told AA.

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