By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 14 May:
Sources at Libya’s High National Election Commission (HNEC) head office revealed to Libya Herald today that by . . .[restrict]the end of Sunday 13 May, 1.82 million or 57 percent of Libyans had registered themselves for the 19 June National Congress elections.
This figure would have taken the total over the 1.76 million voters (55%) which the government was expecting last week.
Unofficially, staff at HNEC head office off airport road were very bullish today that the 2 million voters mark would be passed if not today, then tomorrow.
‘The original deadline caused many Libyans to rush to register in the last few days. We hope this continues. I think we will pass the 2 million mark’, a member of the media office commented off the record.
Asked if the 3 million mark would be passed, he shook his head. ‘We will see how it goes over the week. The media and awareness campaign has started having its effect, so we will see’. [/restrict]