Libyans cast ballots in historic elections
July 7 , 2012
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.