Security Council welcomes holding of Libyan elections

Security Council Chamber

The Security Council has welcomed the holding of Libya's first national elections in nearly five decades.

The elections for a National General Congress took place in the North African country on 7 July. 

The Congress will replace the National Transitional Council, choose a prime minister, approve the new government, adopt a new constitution and organize parliamentary elections in 2013, according to the UN Department of Political Affairs.

A press statement attributed by the Security Council called the elections "a milestone for Libya's democratic transition."

Council members also commended the Libyan authorities – particularly the High National Electoral Commission of Libya, domestic observers and all others involved – for the well-conducted preparations and management of the elections. 

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