Libyan Election for Seats in Legislature: Facts and Figures

Libyans go to the polls today for the country’s first free vote in more than 40 years, selecting a 200-seat interim legislature that will appoint a prime minister who will form the Cabinet.

A total of 80 seats have been reserved for political parties, and 120 seats are set aside for individuals. Some groups are fielding individual candidates to contest those seats.

The list below includes the largest groups out of a pool of 142 parties. There are also more than 3,700 individuals competing for seats.

Breakdown of individual and party seats across Libya:

(There are 13 regions and 73 constituencies. The 80 party seats are based on proportional representation and the 120 individual seats are based on majority votes.)

Region         Party seats    Individual seats         Total
Tubruk              5              6                   11
Bayda               5              6                   11
Benghazi           11             15                   26
Ajdabia             3              9                   12
Sirte               4              5                    9
Sebha               9              7                   16
Obari               7              8                   15
Gharyan             0             17                   17
Misurata            7              9                   16
Khoms               3              8                   11
Tripoli            16             14                   30
Aaziziya            3              6                   9
Zawya               7             10                   17
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