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How Islamic State is undermining peace prospects in Libya

The Islamic State (IS) reappeared in Libya almost a year after it was ousted from its stronghold of Sirte on the Mediterranean coast. In a video clip released Aug. 28 by IS’ Amaq news agency, two fighters appeared at an ad hoc checkpoint on the highway heading south of Sirte toward Jufra. In …

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CDA vote on draft constitution ruled invalid by Beida court

The appeal court in Beida has ruled as invalid the vote at the end of last month by the Constitution Drafting Assembly approving its draft constitution. It says that the CDA had not followed its own rules in the vote by holding it on a Saturday and that consequently the …

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A Constitution That Doesn’t Protect Rights and Freedoms: Libya Writes Its Constitution

On July 29, forty-three members among a sixty-member Constituent Assembly in Libya, voted in support of the Libyan constitution draft. This voting has concluded a long and complicated process of debate that has been continued for more than three years to write a constitution that has the support of a …

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CDA calls on election commission to prepare referendum on draft constitution as Tebu representatives reject it

Despite confusion over the past couple of days as to whether the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) had legally voted in favour of the final version of its proposed constitution, it today told the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to prepare for a referendum on it.

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HoR Speaker proposes presidential, parliamentary elections in 2018

The media advisor of the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Fathi Al-Maryami told the pro-Al-Thanni-chaired government Libyan News Agency that Aqilah Saleh informed the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) of his desire to hold parliamentary and presidential elections before February 2018.

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