Libya Politics

Curious about politics in Libya? This page may shed some light.

LIBYA - Prime Minister Abdulhamid Al-Dabaiba
Abdulhamid Al-Dabaiba
Prime Minister of Libya
Assumed office
15 March 2021
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In March 2021, the country formed an interim unity government to run the country until elections in December 2021[needs update]. The legislature of Libya is the unicameral House of Representatives which meets in Tobruk.

The former legislature was the General National Congress, which had 200 seats. The General National Congress (2014), a largely unrecognised rival parliament based in the de jure capital of Tripoli, claims to be a legal continuation of the GNC.

On 7 July 2012, Libyans voted in parliamentary elections, the first free elections in almost 40 years. Around thirty women were elected to become members of parliament. Early results of the vote showed the National Forces Alliance, led by former interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, as front runner. The Justice and Construction Party, affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, has done less well than similar parties in Egypt and Tunisia. It won 17 out of 80 seats that were contested by parties, but about 60 independents have since joined its caucus.

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