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    Inside Story - Libyans: Separating religion from politics?

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Libya's first free election has taken place in six decades and counting is under way. Although it will be days before final results are known but some interesting early trends have emerged.

    There is every indication that Mahmoud Jibril's National Forces Alliance has established an early lead. The alliance is viewed as centrist and non-religious.

    Members reject the term secular as virtually the entire Libyan population is Muslim.

    And the parties that expressly define themselves as religious appear to be lagging far behind at this stage-