Photo: 118 year old Nuwara Faraj Fahajan holds her vote registration card high in her right hand and the Victory sign by her left for the media and the admiring gathering to see, May 16 2012.
Zliten, Libya— Registration for voting in Libya is injecting new energy in all age groups in the country and providing them something to celebrate all over the two million square kilometers of national territory.
One of those happy individuals who insist to participate in the coming national elections on June 19 is a 118 year old Nuwara Faraj Fahajan who asked members of her large family to take her to the registration station nearby.
She got her demand met and after a few minutes she held her registration card high in her right hand and the Victory sign by her left for the media and the admiring gathering to see.
Nuwara was born in the year 1894 in the city of Zlitn, about 100 kilometers east of Tripoli. She is upbeat and well aware of what she is doing and the world around her.
Libyans are enthusiastic about participating in voting in the coming elections as the whole process of registration that started on 1 May is providing the greatest majority of the population with a rather new feeling that they never experienced before.
Over two million have so far registered to vote in Libyan as of 15 May 2012. Registration for vote period has been extended another 7 days after its previous deadline of May 15.
Nuwara like other Libyans is waiting for the election day when she will again ride a car, enter the polling station and cast her vote to those whom she believes would serve the country best and make her future brighter and promising.