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Libya Prepares to Restart the Constitutional Process Despite Risks

Feb 10, 2014 | 11:07 GMT
Libyan protesters hold placards as they demonstrate against the extended mandate of the General National Congress, the country's highest political authority, in Tripoli's Martyr Square on Feb. 7.
Libyan protesters hold placards as they demonstrate against the extended mandate of the General National Congress, the country's highest political authority, in Tripoli's Martyr Square on Feb. 7.
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Libya's beleaguered central government is again attempting to restart its constitutional drafting process. But the endeavor is bound to inspire increased political competition because of the country's unique challenges -- including the historical and geographic divisions within the population and the relative strength of ethnic and tribal groups and their local governments. ...

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