Libya’s Political Transition: The Path Ahead
January 19, 2015
On November 6, Libya’s supreme court invalidated the country’s elected, internationally recognized parliament, in the latest blow to a troubled transition process. Indeed, more than three years after the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi, Libyan efforts to build a stable, cohesive, democratic state are facing serious setbacks. The violence that erupted in May has continued as Libya has split into two broad camps. The elected parliament fled to a remote eastern city and has decided to back renegade former general Khalifa Haftar’s campaign against Islamists.