Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.
Libya articles on Democracy Chronicles
The 2011 uprising created more space for democracy in Libya but civil war and militarism have over taken democracy in almost all areas of the country. Under the regime of Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi, political parties were illegal, and all political activity was strictly monitored. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on the Arab Spring.
There is a new Government of National Unity (GNU) in Libya. The stakes are human rights, and free and fair elections in December 2021.
A fresh round of talks will be held in Egypt next month in which the “road map for the referendum and elections” will be decided.
Is democracy promotion a core element of America’s foreign policy identity? Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice believes so.
The “eritrean irony” is that after a costly freedom war, it instead sank into tyranny and its youth now prefer death at sea than freedoms curtailed at home.
Slain journalist Ben Khalifa, captured Libya’s turmoil as ferocious militias fight for control as well as humanitarian tragedy of waves of people fleeing.
Chairman of Libya’s elections commission says the beleaguered North African nation will hold a referendum on a new constitution before the end of February.
Some analysts say conditions in war-scarred Libya are not conducive for a free and fair vote
Various Libyan factions are accusing each other of trying to postpone parliamentary and presidential elections
Claims are the former French president received funding for his 2007 election campaign from the Libyan dictator Gaddafi