Jubilant Libyan women wait to vote at polling station in Benghazi.  Female candidates ended up winning 32 seats, or 40 percent, of the 80 proportionally-elected parliamentary seats. Individual candidates contested the remaining 120 seats elected by popular votes (majoritarian races), and only one woman won. In total, women won 33 of the 200 seats and comprise 16.5 percent of the General National Congress.
© 2012 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch

Jubilant Libyan women wait to vote at polling station in Benghazi.  Female candidates ended up winning 32 seats, or 40 percent, of the 80 proportionally-elected parliamentary seats. Individual candidates contested the remaining 120 seats elected by popular votes (majoritarian races), and only one woman won. In total, women won 33 of the 200 seats and comprise 16.5 percent of the General National Congress.

© 2012 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch