Preparations for Parliamentary Elections in Tripoli, Libya

Collection with 7 media items created by Ibrahim El Mayet

23 Jun 2014 04:00

Article about the run up to the Parliamentary elections in Libya with related pictures taken in Tripoli.

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By Ibrahim El Mayet
24 Jun 2014

Families gather to feed the pigeons and relax in Tripoli's Martyrs Square. Often the focal point for civil action and protests the square which during Gaddafi era was known as Green Square and was used mainly as a car park has been reclaimed for public use. In the background an official HNEC poster on the wall of the Suraya Al Hamra (Red Castle) reminds residents of the date for the parliamentary elections, 25th June 2014.

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By Ibrahim El Mayet
23 Jun 2014

Pop-up election posters displayed on the central reservation of a busy roundabout in Ben Ashour, an area in central Tripoli. The standard form for election posters which can be seen all around in the city and online on social media is a picture of the candidate, a slogan and their candidate number next to which they hope voters will leave a mark on 25th June.

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By Ibrahim El Mayet
24 Jun 2014

Surrounded by posters, a Tripoli resident enjoys a quiet coffee and a smoke in a popular open air cafe in Algeria Square in the centre of Tripoli. The square is also home to Tripoli local council and has been the assembly point for many public protests in the since 2012.

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By Ibrahim El Mayet
24 Jun 2014

June 24, 2014 Tripoli, Libya Hamouda Siala (Candidate No. 15), outside the training centre which his team are using as their campaign HQ. Hamouda is running for the central Tripoli district. Like all candidates in Libya's capital, if he is elected, he will have to move to Libya's second city Benghazi which will be home to the new parliament

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By Ibrahim El Mayet
24 Jun 2014

June 24, 2014 Tripoli, Libya Young residents of Tripoli's old city enjoy an impromptu game of football next to the Coastal Road. You are never far from a football game in Tripoli. One candidate's slogan even targets football fans, If you are watching the World Cup then you must vote on the 25th June it says. In a further appeal to the football mad Libyans, his leaflets even have a match schedule printed on the back. In the background a campaign poster for candidate No. 3 stands high above the traffic.

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Preparations for Parliamentary Electi...
By Ibrahim El Mayet
20 Jun 2014

June 24, 2014 Tripoli, Libya Campaign billboards along Trieg al Shat (Coastal Road) that runs past Tripoli's historic old city. Most posters show a link to the candidates' Facebook page where, as well as promoting their own campaigns, candidates face a barrage of smear campaigns attempting to undermine them. In the foreground Hamouda Siala (Candidate No. 15) running in Central Tripoli www.facebook.com/Siala.15

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Preparations for Parliamentary Electi...
By Ibrahim El Mayet
24 Jun 2014

June 24, 2014 Tripoli, Libya Hamouda Siala making his final preparations on the eve of the elections. His campaign team have been working hard for weeks to encourage the public to turn out and cast their votes on 25th June. There is a concern that widespread disappointment with the performance of the previous parliament may discourage voters from participating in this election.