1. Libya

    Rebel Leader Wants Coalition

    Libyan election workers start the counting process at a polling station in the western city of Misrata during Libya's General National Congress election on July 7, 2012. Voters queued up at polling stations across Libya keen to take part in the country's first national election after more than four decades of dictatorship. AFP PHOTO/GIOVANNI DIFFIDENTI        (Photo credit should read GIOVANNI DIFFIDENTI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Libya's rebel leader and wartime prime minister Mahmoud Jibril on Sunday called for a grand coalition government of the 150 political parties as offical election results were due Monday. “In yesterday’s election, there was no winner or loser,” Jibril said. “Whoever wins, Libya is the real winner.” The election, Libya's first free one in 42 years, went ahead without violence. Liberals held a strong lead in and around Tripoli, where most of the country’s population is concentrated. Leaders from the Islamist Justice and Construction Party acknowledged the lead gathered by liberals, but said it was “a tight race of us in the south.”

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