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International Unity is Needed to Prevent a Divided Libya

Libya again has two rival administrations pressing claims to be the rightful government. Both sides have armed loyalists.

Outside powers should join hands to help stop them from clashing once more.

  • ICG

Libya is at a perilous crossroads – again.

On 1 March, the country’s Tobruk-based parliament, the House of Representatives, voted to endorse a new interim government headed by former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha, giving it the greenlight to take over from the sitting prime minister, Abdulhamid Dabaiba.

The vote’s proponents insist that the procedure was sound, but factions in the capital Tripoli say it was fraudulent.

The latter reject the…

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