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Libyans cast ballots in historic elections

  • Libyans are voting in their first free election for more than 50 years.

    They are selecting a temporary assembly, which will be responsible for choosing a cabinet and a prime minister.

    However, the vote has been overshadowed by violence and regional tensions.

    An electoral worker died on the eve of the elections after gunmen attacked a helicopter near Benghazi.

    A polling station in Benghazi was also attacked by pro-autonomy activists.

    Many in eastern Libya feel the oil-rich area will be under-represented in the assembly.

    The region has been allotted 60 seats in the 200-seat assembly.