Libya NTC leader says election will be delayed

TRIPOLI, May 28 (Reuters) - The head of Libya's NationalTransitional Council said on Monday he expected the nationalassembly election would be delayed.

The election, for an assembly that will draw up a newconstitution, is a milestone in shaping the country's newinstitutions after the revolt.

"All depends on the appeal process for the electioncandidates," Mustafa Abdel Jalil told Reuters. "This appealprocess will result in a postponement of the elections."

Candidates wishing to run in the election must first pass avetting process which they may appeal in court.

It was due to be on June 19, but Abdel Jalil did not specifya new date or by how long it could be delayed.
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