How the election works
Libya's political parties
Benghazi candidate profiles
Q&A with UN Libya envoy
Across the country, Libyans explain via text message their thoughts about the first free election in more than 40 years.
Here's what we asked our respondents, translated from Arabic: Al Jazeera would like to know: Will you take part in the July 7 elections and why? What do you hope to achieve in these elections? Please add your name and location in the answer. Thanks.
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