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Liberals sweep party seats in east Libya: partial tally

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Libya's Islamists suffered a major defeat on their eastern hometurf with preliminary results Wednesday giving a net advantage to a liberal coalition contesting party seats. 

Libyan national electoral commission workers watch as the election results come out in Tripoli on July 10. Libya's Islamists suffered a major defeat on their eastern hometurf with preliminary results Wednesday giving a net advantage to a liberal coalition contesting party seats.

In the eastern city of Benghazi -- cradle of the revolt that toppled Moamer Kadhafi last year -- the liberal National Forces Alliance took 95,733 votes against 16,143 for the Islamist Justice and Construction Party (JCP).

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