Libya’s election commission has called for the country’s first presidential poll, due to take place tomorrow, to be postponed for a month.
It proposed the new date of 24 January after “liaising” with parliament, the commission said.
The run-up to the poll has been marred by disputes over the eligibility of candidates and growing security fears.
Libya has been in turmoil since long-serving ruler Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in 2011.
The UN and Western powers had hoped that the election would bolster efforts to achieve peace and democracy in Libya – a strategically important country that is a major oil producer and a transit point for migrants to Europe. END