Overseas Libyans start voting on new parliament

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Overseas Libyans started voting on the country's new parliament on Saturday, making a prelude for the coming parliamentary election scheduled for next Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

The overseas balloting will last until midnight between Sunday and Monday, during which about 11,000 registered overseas voters are expected to cast their votes at 22 electoral stations in 13 countries, including Egypt, Tunisia and the United States, an official with the UN High Commissioner in Libya said, adding that the voting process will be supervised by international organizations and observers.

According to Libya's political transition plan, the Libyans will elect a House of Representatives to substitute the current interim parliament General National Congress. The new parliament will be in charge of organizing the coming presidential election, thus bringing an end to the political transition in Libya.

The home parliamentary vote will be held next Wednesday.

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