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Constituent Assembly boycotters rebuke UNSMIL for meddling in constitution process

UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler met with boycotters of Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly in Tripoli on Wednesday with the aim to urge them return to office. Salem Kishlaf, a boycotting member, said Kobler had urged them to sit together with other members of the Constituent Assembly, but they demanded …

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Can NOC save Libya?

The National Oil Corporation (NOC), the Libyan state-owned corporation in charge of Libyan oil exploration, operation, marketing and exportation, announced on 13 September the lifting of force majeure – previously imposed by NOC in August 2013 – at all oil crescent ports. NOC, thereafter, resumed its oil exportation. This positive …

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GNA failing due to militia-dependency and failure to create unified civilian-led national army

The Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council/Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) has failed to make any real progress since March because it depends on specific militias in Western Libya for its survival. As a result of this dependency, it has failed to tackle head-on the issue of creating a unified national army …

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Op-Ed: Libya’s fledgling democracy is at stake

Former deputy prime minister Mustafa A.G. Abushagur is a member both of the House of Representatives and of the Libyan Political Dialogue as well as a co-signer of the Skhirat Agreement. He warns of efforts to restore military rule in the country and destroy the revolution that so many died for. …

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Is Libya returning to military rule?

It is not always the case that popular uprisings against despotic authoritarian regimes and their total removal will necessarily lead to a new democratic system of government. The world has witnessed many examples of this, although and in some cases, the regression to authoritarianism was for a short period.

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Paris meeting on Libya fails to make progress; Libyans not invited

Today’s ministerial level meeting on Libya hosted by the French government in Paris failed to make any significant progress on the crisis in the country although it is reported that those attending agreed that the future Libyan government should give a role to Khalifa Hafter. No Libyan participants were invited, …

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