Benghazi electoral authority headquarters
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Protesters ransack election commission headquarters in Libya

Protesters in Benghazi have ransacked the region's electoral authority headquarters in a protest against the proposed division of power.

Pro-autonomy leaders said the protesters wanted a fairer distribution of seats in the new parliament to give a balance between the east and west.

Libya is to elect a new parliament on 7 July, in the first democratic polls since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.

Julie Peacock reports.

  • 02 Jul 2012
  • From the section Africa