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Libya: Establishing Political System and The Transition to Statehood

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Libya: Establishing Political System and The Transition to Statehood
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Since its 2011 Revolution, Libya has undergone several stages in a bid to forge a new state. The General National Congress elections that took place in July 2012 and the impressive democratic performance of the Libyan people are the most significant of these stages.

Writing an analysis on Libya is not an easy thing to do. It is difficult to study and analyse a political scene still under construction, in a country that Muammar Gaddafi ruled for 42 years without a clear political system or a state structure. What we have instead is a political wilderness without the slightest hint of political experience or expertise.  However, since the February 17, 2011, Revolution, and in a bid to forge a new state, Libya has undergone several revolutionary, political, and social stages, accompanied by a process of strategic transformation. The General National Congress elections that took place in July 2012 and the impressive democratic performance of the Libyan people are the most significant of these stages.