Libya Election: Voters Cast Ballots in Benghazi

Collection with 23 media items created by Mohammad Salama

24 Jun 2014 21:00

June 25, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Libyans vote at a polling station in al-Horiya Elementary School in downtown Benghazi.
Libyans are voting in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Muammar Ghadaffi in 2011.

More than 1,600 candidates are competing in these elections, 131 of whom are women.

Libya Election 2014 Parliamentar... Voters Vote Polling Station

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

Two young children display their fingers, which they stained for fun to mimic the adult voters around them.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A young mother displays her ink stained finger and her new born baby after voting.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A voter and a voting official display their ink stained fingers after voting.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

Men display their ink stained fingers after completing the voting process.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

An election official drops his ballot in the ballot box. This polling station was set up in the al-Horiya Elementary School in downtown Benghazi.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

Two election workers hold a new born baby with the Libyan flag attached to its blanket.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

An election worker helps a voter dip his finger in ink after completing the voting process.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A voter finds his name on the registered voters list, while the ballot boxes await his decision.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

Voters and election staff enjoy a cup of tea.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A voter drops his ballot into the ballot box.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

An election worker holds a new born baby with the post-revolution Libyan flag attached to its blanket. For many Libyans, the elections are an extension of the Libyan revolution. For many, the revolution gave hope for a new life with better opportunities, especially for the new generations.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

An election worker watches the entrance to the polling station.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

Ballot boxes stand full with completed voting ballots.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

This person's vest reads, "election worker". Under Muammar Ghaddafi's 42 year rule almost all democratic and civil society institutions were wiped out. Since his ouster in 2011, Libya has had to build its democratic and electoral institutions from scratch.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A voter displays his ink stained finger after having completed the voting process.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A voter and election worker search for the voter's name on the registered voters list.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A local man casts his ballot by dropping it in the ballot box. While voting is a new and cherished right in Libya, many are cautious that the continuing instability and weakness of the government will undermine the democratic process.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A container filled with ink in the polling station. Voters dip a finger in the ink after they have completed the voting process in order to prevent people from voting twice.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A local man drops his ballot in the ballot box.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

Voters and election officials search for names on the registered voter list.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

A local man casts his ballot in the voting booth. While Libya, and especially Benghazi have been mired in political turmoil since the fall of Ghaddafi, elections and democratic institutions persist, albeit in a haphazard manner.

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By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

An election official sits in front of ballot boxes at the polling station. The elections were the second parliamentary elections in Libya since the fall of Muammar Ghaddafi.