Security concerns loom large ahead of Libya vote | AlterNet
By Agence France Presse
Security concerns loom large in the minds of Libyans and international observers in the run-up to the first democratic elections after four decades of dictatorship under slain leader Moamer Kadhafi.
There is no shortage of actors who have threatened to boycott or sabotage Saturday’s landmark vote, raising tensions particularly in the east of the oil-rich country, cradle of the 2011 uprising that toppled Kadhafi’s regime.
Interim government spokesman Nasser al-Manaa has urged “all Libyans to participate, protect and take pride in these elections which are a step towards stability and development.”