Libyan general election, 1965

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Early general elections were held in Libya on 8 May 1965,[1] following the dissolution of parliament by King Idris after the 1964 elections.[2] As political parties were banned, all candidates ran as independents. In order to ensure the victory of pro-government candidates, ballot boxes were tampered with by police.[2]


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p527 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ a b The Libyan economy: economic diversification and international repositioning p16