Libyans are set to vote tomorrow for the first time in almost half a century. The elections will produce a constituent assembly of 200 members – the first step towards writing a new constitution and establishing a democratic government.
The transition from the Gadhafi era has been pretty shaky so far, and calls for a boycott and other unrest raised fears of election day violence.
The BBC’s Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
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