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Libya’s Falling Strongman

The situation on the ground in Libya is fluid and complex. Militias in the West and South police their own local communities but few have regional control. The only exception is in eastern Libya under the leadership of strongman General Khalifa Haftar and his self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA). In …

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How to Hold Elections in Libya

Since 2011, Libya’s path to democracy has been unclear. The United Nations’ (UN) inability to bring warring factions to the negotiating table has left the country in chaos. While negotiations have failed, the UN is pushing to hold elections in 2018. Given the chaos in the country, however, will the …

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Mansour Al-Hasadi demands UNSMIL to protect Derna civilians from Dignity Operation’s threats of war

Member of the High Council of State, Mansour Al-Hasadi, said that they had contacted the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, to inform him of the latest developments in the file relating to Derna and of the military threats posed to the city by the Dignity Operation forces.

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Libya’s Constitution is the Minimum Requirement for Elections

On January 10, 2018 the United Nations endorsed the UN Support Mission in Libya’s (UNSMIL) intention to hold national elections by the end of 2018, led by the new UN Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame. So far, more than 2,000,000 citizens (about 32 percent of the adult population) are already registered …

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