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Why Libya’s upcoming election raises more questions than answers

Ten years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya remains a fragmented country with a conflict between eastern and western regions involving a vast number of militias and foreign fighters.

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Women face obstacles in bid for Libyan presidency

Libyans are going to the polls to elect their president for the first time. By Nov. 22, the deadline for submitting candidacy papers, the total number of people running for the country’s top position reached 98 individuals — in a country of 6.5 million people and less than 3 million …

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Haftar militia surrounds Libyan court ahead of Gaddafi’s appeal

Libyan warlord, Khalifa Haftar’s militia, on Monday, surrounded the Sabha Court of Appeal in southern Libya ahead of a session to hear an appeal by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi against a decision to exclude him from the country’s presidential elections, according to local media, Anadolu News Agency reports.

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Why is Libya’s presidential race so overcrowded?

It has been announced that 98 individuals, including two women, submitted their applications to contest Libya’s 24 December presidential election. The list included a militia-linked suspect, Libya’s top comedian, former and current parliamentary speakers and prime ministers, a former senior official from the Gaddafi era, a couple of businessmen and, …

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