Libya election: Voting begins in historic election
7 July 2012 Last updated at 14:56 BST
Libyans are voting in their first free election for more than 60 years.
Saturday's poll is to select a temporary assembly, which will have the task of picking a cabinet and a prime minister.
But the vote has been overshadowed by violence and deep regional divisions, with some people in eastern Libya concerned that the oil-rich area will be under-represented in the assembly.
Wyre Davies reports.