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Libya Elections

The Libyan Revolution's Hard Reset: A UN Solution to Unblock the Libyan Stalemate

Sasha Toperich | Posted 06.14.2014 | World
Sasha Toperich

The Libyan people are disillusioned and have lost faith in their politicians to manage the country effectively. There is now a general sentiment that Libya has to urgently find an alternative way to fix the country or face pandemonium.

Learning from America While Building a New Libya

Ambassador Ali Suleiman Aujali | Posted 10.27.2012 | World
Ambassador Ali Suleiman Aujali

We might not hear much about it, but on important issues, especially those related to foreign policy, I've seen members of both parties work together to change the course of history. America's support for the pro-democracy movement in Libya is one great example.

Why Islamists Lost in Libya and Why Nobody Should Be Surprised

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Matthew VanDyke

The Libyan elections were never about who would win. They were always about how badly the Islamists would lose.

Islamists Won't Rule Libya, Says Outgoing Leader

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Liberal parties held a lead Wednesday in partial results from Libya's first parliamentary election, on the same day that the head of...

The Tobruk Theorem

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Who, having staked all on crushing barbarity, would take the risk of being deprived of the fruits of victory?

Life Without Gaddafi

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

By Ali Shuaib MISALATA, Libya, July 9 (Reuters) - Ali Shuaib is a Libyan news reporter who has worked for Reuters in Tripoli since 200...

Libya's Big Step Forward... Then What?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.07.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all of the good cheer on election day, there were sad reminders that the Transitional National Council remains locked in a bitter contest with unruly, violent-prone militias and tribal gunmen who continue to roam vast swaths of Libya, refusing to lay down their arms.

Liberal Party Says It Leads Libyan Elections

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's first nationwide elections in nearly five decades brought hints Sunday of an Arab Spring precedent: Western-leaning par...

Libya On Edge Before First Post-Gaddafi Election

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Calls for a boycott and other unrest on the eve of Libya's first vote since the overthrow of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi raise...

'They Wouldn't Vote For A Woman'

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi TRIPOLI, July 6 (Reuters) - Majdah al-Fallah flashes a broad smile and pumps the hands of shoppers in downtown Tr...

Libya Braces For First Election

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi TRIPOLI, July 5 (Reuters) - In a small hotel in central Tripoli, about 50 first-time political candidates from ac...

Militiamen And Protesters Attack Libyan Election Commission

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Libyan protesters and militiamen stormed the headquarters of the election commission in the eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, setting votin...

Libya Elections Pushed Back To Help Candidates, Voters

AP | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — The head of Libya's election commission says the vote for a national assembly has been pushed back to July 7 to give candidates...

Libyan Militia Starts Gunfight Near PM's Compound

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian TRIPOLI, May 8 (Reuters) - Several people were killed on Tuesday when an armed militia protesting outside t...

Libya Bans Religious Parties

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, April 25 (Reuters) - Libya, preparing for elections in June, has banned political parties based on religion, tribe or ethnicity, a governme...

Misurata's Blue Fingers: Indigenous Standards for Democratic Elections

Gilbert Doumit | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Gilbert Doumit

With the advent of international aid and support to Libya, it is becoming increasingly important to pause and reflect on the elections in Misurata.

First Free Elections After Gaddafi

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

MISRATA, Libya (AP) — Four months after the death of Moammar Gadhafi, the people of Misrata were frustrated by stalled reforms. They played a key ro...

Libya's Constitutional Moment

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

In redefining its positive constitutional order, will Libya continue to take the path of vengeance along the lines of Iran, or can it adopt an orientation toward tolerance, and republican-style secularism, more akin to Turkey?

Gaddafi's Son: Libyan Leader Would Agree To Elections, But Not Exile

Posted 08.16.2011 | World

ROME (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi would agree to internationally supervised elections on condition there is no vote-rigging, one of the Libyan le...