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Libya articles on Democracy Chronicles
The 2011 uprising created more space for free political association and participation in Libya. Under the regime of Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi, political parties were illegal, and all political activity was strictly monitored. While only a few parties initially organized after al-Qadhafi’s fall, the 2012 elections prompted a proliferation of over 100 parties that spanned the political spectrum, from socialists to Islamists. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on the Arab Spring.
Ethnic violence has led to a re-entrenchment of dictatorship following the Arab Spring’s collapse
Amid chaos of war, an online Libyan voter registration is a surprising win, if a vote is ever held
“The Arab of the Future” by Riad Sattouf is unique Arab comic book with a political lens on region
Violence, religious extremism and struggling peaceful democracy movements in Arab Spring Year Four
If these peace talks do take place it will be up to the two sides to come to an agreement that will be beneficial for the Libyan people and to restore a civil society where people could live peacefully in their historically troubled country.
Hopes rising that major parties serious about new peaceful attempt to reawaken Libya’s Arab Spring
Persistent violence continues to destabilize nationwide despite local vote in Libya’s Tripoli
Continued Benghazi violence and assassinations against government spark protests for peace
Libya holds local vote for municipal elections to test leading parties amid increasing turbulence