On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the 17 February 2011 revolution that ended the 42-year Qaddafi regime, Libya is still seeking what now seems an unattainable political stability.
Protesters gathered in front of the UN mission HQ in Tripoli Tuesday, demanding that elections go ahead according to the roadmap approved in Geneva.
The Libyan Prime Minister-designate Fathi Bashagha met Monday with several leaders in Misurata city – his hometown – including House of Representatives’ member Sulaiman Al-Faqih, presidential candidate Mohammed Al-Muntasser, and the Head of Elders Council, Mohammed Al-Rajubi, in addition to military brigades’ leaders and other leading civilian figures.
The Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) launched today its latest research on Libya called “Libyan Youth in Limbo: Coming of Age in Conflict”. The study focuses on Libyan youth and the impact of a decade of conflict on their transition to adulthood.
In the op-eds he is prone to write in western newspapers, Libya’s newly appointed premier Fathi Bashagha strikes a conciliatory tone. He says he wants to bring a “diversity of voices” to factious politics and put the oil-rich country on “a path to unity”.
While the world’s attention is focused on the Ukraine crisis, another hot spot of the last decade, Libya, could be on the brink of partition following attempts by the eastern-based Tobruk Parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR), to select a new PM and install a rival government.
The Forum of the Parties to the Electoral Process called on state institutions to adhere to the Political Dialogue Forum roadmap set for a preliminary stage that would lead to a comprehensive solution.
On Monday, 1 February, Libya’s Tobruk based parliament started accepting nominations for the post of Prime Minister to replace the current caretaker premier, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, in what is seen as a sign of deepening divisions in the country.
MP Abdel-Moneim Al-Arfi has revealed that only three candidates for Prime Minister have submitted their candidacy papers to the House of Representatives (HoR) so far.
After more than a decade of conflict, the oil-rich North African country is arguably more divided than ever.