Jump to navigation

Vol 55 No 17

Published 29th August 2014


Libya

Parliaments at sea

Egypt and its new ally the UAE join battle against jihadist fighters while two parliaments compete for power on the ground

After Tripoli International Airport fell to Islamist-led forces from Misurata on 23 August, the victors were quick to announce that they would resuscitate the country's former Parliament, the disbanded General National Congress, in the capital. The Misuratans, coordinated by former GNC member Salah Badi, already rejected as head of military intelligence, capitalised on poor planning by the body that replaced the GNC, the House of Representatives. After relocating to Benghazi, the HoR soon found the city too dangerous and was forced even further east to Tobruk.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 853 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.


If you have a print subscription already, click here for a password that gives you full access to the website.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.