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As the forces pulling Libya apart strengthen, the government makes strategic blunders and cannot make progress on the constitution

Having departed from the overly ambitious roadmap set out in 2011’s Constitutional Declaration, Libya’s elected representatives cannot decide on a replacement and are mired in indecision. The consequence is that federalist parties (those wanting central government to be weak and the provinces to be strong) and Islamists are becoming more influential than the discredited central government. The governing structures cannot so far overcome internal divisions and security threats, which are growing as a result.

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