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World Briefs: Transition leader predicts Islamists won’t rule country
TRIPOLI — Libya’s outgoing leader on Wednesday described the recently held parliamentary elections as a “miracle” and said he does not expect Islamists to rule the country.
He spoke after the first postelection session of the National Transitional Council, which took over after the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi last year. The council will be dissolved once the 200 newly elected members of parliament are seated.
Partial results trickling in since polls closed Saturday indicate that an alliance founded by a liberal former prime minister is leading the polls.
That could mean that Islamist parties lack the majority of assembly seats, which would be a major setback to their surge following last year’s Arab Spring uprisings.
Police try to shed light on billionaire’s death
Police have not indicated that Mrs. Rausing’s death was a result of foul play or that a crime was committed.
The U.S.-born Mrs. Rausing, 48, and her husband were philanthropists who both have waged a long battle against drug addiction. They were arrested on drug charges in 2008 after she was caught trying to smuggle crack cocaine and heroin into the U.S. Embassy in London in her handbag.
Mr. Rausing, 49, is an heir to the Tetra Pak fortune his father built as a globally successful manufacturer of laminated cardboard drink containers.
Police found Mrs. Rausing dead at her multimillion-dollar London home Monday. Initial examinations Tuesday failed to establish a cause of her death.
U.N. court to try suspects in absentia
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