By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 6 January 2014:
Voter registration for the elections for Benghazi’s new municipal council is to begin on 16 . . .[restrict]January and will last until the end of the month. Would-be voters will be able to register by texting their National ID numbers to the Benghazi sub-committee of the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE). The phone number is 11711.
Registration for candidates will start two days later and also last until the end of the month.
The Benghazi elections form part of the second batch of municipal elections. Altogether some 35 municipal councils will be set up in the process, of which Benghazi is the most important. Sirte also forms part of the second batch.
Meanwhile, voter and candidate registration started yesterday for the elections for new Brak and Garda municipality, north of Sebha.
In the past five weeks, in the first batch, elections were held for 12 municipal councils of which the most important were Beida, Shahat, Zliten and Ghariyan.
Under local government reorganization, Libya will have at least 90 municipalities. [/restrict]