TRIPOLI, May 28 (Reuters) - The head of Libya's National
Transitional Council said on Monday he expected the national
assembly election would be delayed.
The election, for an assembly that will draw up a new
constitution, is a milestone in shaping the country's new
institutions after the revolt.
"All depends on the appeal process for the election
candidates," Mustafa Abdel Jalil
told Reuters. "This appeal
process will result in a postponement of the elections."
Candidates wishing to run in the election must first pass a
vetting process which they may appeal in court.
It was due to be on June 19, but Abdel Jalil did not specify
a new date or by how long it could be delayed.
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