Debate Continues Over Role of Women in New Libya Between Religious, Liberals and Moderates as More Local Libyan Women Build Political Power
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.
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