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Libya’s Happy New Year?

Looking ahead to Libya in 2014 and what can be done to set Libya’s revolution back on the right track

While part of the world celebrated Christmas Eve, Libya marked its sixty-second birthday; the country gained its independence from British and French military administration and the unification of its three constituent provinces on December 24, 1951. The national holiday should have been a cause for joy, as Libyans post-Gaddafi are now free to express themselves and participate in their own governance. But the anniversary was also fraught with peril, as most observers agree that the country’s prospects in the coming year remains quite tenuous. Libyans must now reconcile their discord engendered by the jostling for power by various factions, and the explosion of divergent ideas on how to organize the new country.

Article by Jason Pack and Haley Cook, Majalla.

This article was originally published here.

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