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Libya’s road to peace: Constitution first, then elections

After the popular uprising in February 2011 and the fall of the Muammar Gaddafi’s rule, Libyans had the opportunity to draft a constitution for the second time in the country’s modern history. The first was in 1951, when Libya was preparing to become an independent state after 33 years of …

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Haftar’s grip is loosening, but what next for Libya?

The French press reported last week that seventy-five-year-old Haftar had been admitted to a Paris hospital with a serious medical condition. Speculation over the Libyan General’s current condition continues to run rife in the Libyan media, fuelled by his prolonged absence from the public eye. 

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ANALYSIS: Could Haftar’s illness spark a new power struggle in Libya?

Speculation about the ailing heath of Libyan general Khalifa Haftar has raised questions about his leadership of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) and of the political process in the country.

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UN envoy Salame wants to wash his hands of a statement to Alnabaa about his phone call with Haftar

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, declared to Alnabaa TV on Friday, April 13, that he spoke with Khalifa Haftar for up to 10 minutes at his Paris hospital and discussed with him the current situations in Libya. Now Salame changed his mind and wants to cancel his statement.

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Libya: Permanent Limbo or Refreshed Hope?

The situation in Libya seems irrevocably stalled. The internationally recognized government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli and the Abdullah al Thinni government in al Beida—supported by the legitimately elected parliament of 2014, now residing in Tobruk—are as distant as ever.

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CDA member: If HoR prolonged decision to make referendum on Libya constitution, we will find legal alternatives

The member of the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) Nadia Omran said there are legal alternatives that don’t go at odds with the constitutional declaration, pointing out that they will be in use if the House of Representatives (HoR) fails to issue a law for a referendum on the constitution.

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Can holding elections help ease divisions in Libya?

As Libya continues to reel under the brunt of division that left it with three governments, namely the Government of National Accord (GNC), the interim Libyan government and the rescue government formed by the General National Congress, it remains unclear when elections will next be held in the country.

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