The National Forces Alliance, a coalition of sixty parties headed by Mahmoud Jibril leads by a wide margin so far in Libya's recent election. Jibril is winning both in the capital Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazii indicating his support is not localized.
The Muslim brotherhood and another group are far behind the National Forces Alliance. The result is somewhat surprising as the Muslim Brotherhood was expected to do better.
Jibril was an important figure in the Gadaffi regime from 2007 to 2011. He headed up both the National Development Board and the National Planning council. He promoted policies of privatization and liberalization. He lived in the U.S. for some time and has a PH.D from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jibril's economic views no doubt helped him gain support for the rebels while he was interim prime minister. Now that his coalition is poised to win the elections no doubt western investors are cheering from the sidelines.For more see this article.