LIBYAN WOMEN HOPE FOR GAINS IN ELECTIONS

LIBYAN WOMEN HOPE FOR GAINS IN ELECTIONS. Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdel Rahim al-Kib (C) and women candidates sing the national anthem before taking a group photo at a conference to empower women voters and politicians in Tripoli, Libya ahead of the 7 July election on 25 June 2012. He called for widescale female participation in next month's elections for a constituent assembly, the country's first national vote after four decades of dictatorship under toppled leader Muammar Gaddafi. The UN Secretary-Generalís Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ian Martin said there are over 600 women candidates standing for elections next month. Photo courtesy agencies

Last Updated: 2012-06-27

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