Post-election Libya: Stuck in Transition
Two years after the first free elections in more than six decades, Libyans' hopes and expectations for a brighter future remain high. Yet, following the abrupt demise in October 2011 of the the political system created by Gaddafi, there is still a fundamental need to replace this idiosyncratic and oppressive system with a broadly accepted authority, legitimate institutions, and safety for all citizens. Fundamental questions related to the nature of the state, the political role of religion, and the orientation of the economic system will be debated in the run-up to the constitutional proposal.
Paper produced within the framework of the IAI-GMF strategic partnership.