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Who is running this joint, anyway?

Two governments are competing to rule Libya — but it may be the militias that wield the real power.

TRIPOLI, Libya — In a luxury hotel on Tripoli’s seafront, the man who claims to be running a government holds court. Omar al-Hasi, a university lecturer from the city of Benghazi, tried and failed this year to become Libya’s prime minister. Today he leads what he calls a “national salvation government” in opposition to that of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, who is currently based in eastern Libya. “We have won,” he says. “Most of Libya is under our control

Article by Mary Fitzgerald, Foreign Policy.

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