By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 30 December 2013:
Rules for electing mayors have been issued by the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections . . .[restrict](CCMCE). Under the rules, the seven newly elected councillors must, at their first meeting, elect a mayor from among themselves. The election has to be by secret ballot, CCMCE chairman Otman Gajiji told the Libya Herald, and it has to be supervised either by the CCMCE or by the local sub-committee.
So far, 12 of the 90 new municipalities have held council elections over the past four weeks. These include Beida, Shihat, Zintan and Ghariyan. The final, official results for Beida are due to be issued in the next 24 hours. Those for Shahat are expected in the next few days.
Under the rules set by the CCMCE, the first meeting of the new councils must take place within a maximum of 30 days from the announcement of results.
According to Gajiji, the CCMCE is now working on voter and candidate registration for the second group of municipal elections. There will be 35 in all and these will include Benghazi and Sirte. [/restrict]