By Taher Zaroog.
Misrata, 4 April 2014:
The local sub-committee of the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) . . .[restrict]has been celebrating the start of voter registration in the city. Unlike other towns and cities where participation has been sluggish, it has started very encouragingly.
According to the sub-committee, 2,142 people had registered by 8pm on Wednesday – one percent of those eligible to vote in the city. Registration had started only the day before, Tuesday, 1 April.
To mark the beginning of the electoral process, there was a formal ceremony on Wednesday evening at Misrata’s Higher College of Civil Engineering, attended by the leader and members of Misrata Local Council, as well as large numbers of civil society organisations and staff at electoral centres.
The celebration included speeches welcoming those present and commending the electoral process as a success, noting the importance of democracy and the provision of decent life for all Misrata’s citizens. [/restrict]