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Salame’s plan in its four processes.. Will it succeed?

What are the prospects for the Libyan political landscape in the new year of 2019? Will Libya remain divided in two governments, and prevail the governance of military factions and civil clashes? Will they continue to have a systematic plundering of resources and economy of the country, or will they …

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HoR concludes debate of constitution referendum bill – to put to final vote on 30 July

Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) completed is debate of the referendum bill on the country’s permanent constitution during its session yesterday. The HoR’s official spokesperson, Abdalla Belheeg, said that over 70 members attended the session and that the bill shall be voted on, on 30 July.

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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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Timeline: How Libya’s Revolution Came Undone

An unusual protest erupted in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi on February 15, 2011. Enraged by the arrest of a human rights activist, protestors clashed with police and supporters of Libya’s longtime ruler, Moammar Gadhafi, who responded with brute force. Two days later, activists called for a “day of rage.”

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Supreme Court rules that its not within jurisdiction of Beida court to rule on constitutional affairs – clears way for HoR to legislate for a referendum

The Administrative Circuit of Libya Supreme Court in Tripoli ruled that it is not within the jurisdiction of the lower court in the eastern city of Beida to decide on matters relating to the affairs of the constitution.

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Supreme Court annuls verdict that suspended implementation of Italy-Libya MoU

The Supreme Court in Libya annulled a previous verdict that suspended the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was signed between Libya’s UN-proposed Presidential Council and Italy.

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A Constitutional Panacea for Libya?

Libya’s Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) approved the final draft of a new constitution on July 29. Four days earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his rival Khalifa Haftar in Paris, where they agreed  to hold parliamentary and presidential elections “as soon as possible.” …

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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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