Libya elections: Polling stations left empty
25 June 2014 Last updated at 14:22 BST
Libyans are going to the polls amid the anarchy that has gripped it since 2011's overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.
The election was called a month ago amid government claims that a renegade general was plotting a coup.
However, turnout is expected to be low, with just a trickle of voters going to polling stations so far in the capital, as Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli.