UN Envoy Says Libya Faces Challenges

USA Fighter Crushed in Libya at Beginning of NATO BombardmentNEW YORK — The senior United Nations official in Libya says the organization of the July 7 Libyan election was an extraordinary accomplishment, but the country’s new government will face major challenges.

The Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General in Libya, Ian Martin, told the U.N. Security Council that when Libya’s new National Congress convenes, it will be the country’s first peaceful and democratic transfer of power. Martin said the overwhelming success of the elections earlier this month has shown that the majority of the Libyan people were determined to take part in Libya’s first democratic steps.

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