Libyan protestors gather to show their support to the General National Congress, the country's highest political authority, in Tripoli's Algeria square on February 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libya's parliament has reached consensus on holding early elections, yielding to popular pressure after it had extended its mandate that ended on February 7, deputies said Sunday.The second strongest bloc in the GNC, the Party of Justice and Construction (PJC) which is the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, had on Thursday called for early elections.The GNC last week adopted a new roadmap that would see a general election held by the end of the year if a constitutional body due to be chosen on February 20 adopts a new charter within four months of its election.MP Suad Soltan of the NFA said on Sunday her bloc has been demanding the assembly's dissolution for months.
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