Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril called on the 150 parties vying for seats in Libya’s national assembly to join in a single coalition . . . Libya held its first election in more than 40 years last weekend, with preliminary results expected today . . . the new national assembly will govern the country, appointing a new prime minister and cabinet, and will write a constitution before national elections in 2013 . . . initial reports say Jibril’s 60-party National Forces Alliance (NFA) coalition is leading the vote ahead of Islamist parties . . . however, Jibril stated that NFA is “committed to tenets of Islamic law” . . . violence by easterners over what they see as inequitable distribution of seats for the eastern region marred the elections, killing two people . . . gunmen also blocked oil terminals for 48 hours in protest . . . whoever wins the election will have the advantage of legitimacy, but will face the difficult task of ruling the divided country . . . a unified coalition of the parties will facilitate decisionmaking initially, but almost certainly will suffer internal divisions because of the varying alliances . . . a new government will also have to deal with disgruntled eastern provinces, rebuilding the economy, and disarming the powerful militias that sprung up after the fall of Qadaffi.