GOOD NEWS! Libyan Elections Give Women a 17% Starting Point
“The last time Libyans went to the polls was almost half a century ago under the late-monarch King Idriss, who Gadhafi toppled in a bloodless coup in 1969. The North African nation held parliamentary elections in 1964 and then again in 1965 but parties were banned.
“This is a very good starting point: 32 women elected with the parties and one independent,” said Samira Massoud, acting president of the Libyan Women’s Union, a growing national organization with membership in the thousands”-By Dominique Soguel, Libyan Elections Give Women a 17% Starting Point