Libya: unpromising soil for the hopes of the Arab spring

Libya: unpromising soil for the hopes of the Arab spring

Benghazi : Libya | Jul 09, 2012 at 11:30 AM PDT
Source: The Guardian
Views: Pending
Amel Pain/EPA On the face of it, Libya was always unpromising soil for the great hopes of the Arab spring. Muammar Gaddafi ran a highly repressive dictatorship that used the country's oil wealth, tribal divisions and in the end tacit western support to stay in power long past his sell-by date until rebel... FULL ARTICLE AT The Guardian
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Credibility
  • Wait... Flag

News Stories

  • Assembling an assembly: democracy is built in Libya

      The Daily Star
    Out of sight, in a large hall lit by welding sparks, workers in Libya are rushing to build an assembly fit for the country's first elected authorities since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi's regime. "After a terrible war and battle against the dictator,...
  • VIDEO: Liberal alliance 'leads' in Libya polls

    Liberal alliance 'leads' in Libya polls 10 July 2012 Last updated at 01:22 ET Unofficial early results from the Libyan elections suggest that the country is bucking the Arab Spring trend of voting in Islamists, following the overthrow of a dictator.
  • Libyan preliminary results trickle in

      Indian Express
    The National Forces Alliance, widely seen as a key contender in Saturday's election for a national assembly, won a crushing victory in two western constituencies but was elbowed out by a local party and Islamists in Misrata. The NFA, a non-...
  • Libya: UN Envoy Highlights Challenges Faced By New Govt

    The top United Nations envoy in Libya today said the country's weekend election its first free poll in almost half a century was an extraordinary achievement and praised electoral authorities for organizing them efficiently, while also highlighting...
  • Attacks in Libya Show Unrest Despite Fairly Smooth Election

      The New York Times
    Official results of Saturday's voting for a new national congress are not likely to be released for several days. But reports from the ballot counting have already indicated broad success for a coalition of parties led by Mahmoud Jibril , a Western-...
  • Don't call us secular, says Libyan poll favourite

      The independent
    Recession, debts, budget cuts, tax it's all about saving money these days, and identifying the sec... Suggested Topics The first round of official results from elections in Libya after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi is expected to show that an...

More From Allvoices

Related People

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.