Tripoli, 8 July:
The Union for Homeland Party claims to be substantially in the lead in Misrata with the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and . . .[restrict]Construction Party trailing some way behind. “One seat seems guaranteed,” party leader Abdurrahman Sewehli told Libya Herald this afternoon. “We’re looking to a second one.”
In Misrata, eight seats are up for grabs, four under the party list system and four for independent candidates.
The Union believes it may also have won seats in Tobruk, Zawia, Awbari and Sebha. It says that it is “running second or third in 12 districts” in Libya.
Elsewhere, it is being claimed that Mahmoud Jibril’s National Forces Alliance may have won as much as 80 percent of the party list vote in much of Tripoli and 60 percent in the east of the country whereas Justice and Construction, which had been tipped just days ago to be the front runner in the contest, was said to have taken 20 percent or less in both Tripoli and Benghazi.