Mideast Libya Election

July 9, 2012 - 3:39 PM
Mahmoud Jibril speaks to the media during a presser at National Forces Allies head quarter in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, July 8, 2012. Libya's first nationwide elections in nearly five decades brought hints Sunday of an Arab Spring precedent: Western-leaning parties making strides over Islamist rivals hoping to follow the same paths to power as in neighbors Egypt and Tunisia. A liberal alliance led the former rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril appeared to hold more than half the seats in the capital Tripoli and the revolution stronghold of Benghazi, according to several party representatives. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)