Libya Elections: Facts And Figures

07/07/2012 12:37 pm ET

On Saturday, millions of Libyans headed to the polls in the country's first election since the fall of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Libya votes to elect a 200-seat parliament, which will form a new government.

Lines formed outside polling centers more than an hour before they opened in the capital Tripoli, with policemen and soldiers standing guard and searching voters and election workers before they entered.

"I have a strange but beautiful feeling today," dentist Adam Thabet said as he waited his turn to cast a ballot. "We are free at last after years of fear. We knew this day would come, but we were afraid it would take a lot longer."

Learn all you need to know about Libya's historic vote in the slideshow below.

Facts About Libya's Nationwide Elections

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