Episode
October 14, 2013

Libya’s power struggle

Is the country sliding further into lawlessness?
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A rebel soldiers stands on a burnt tank of Muammar Gaddafi's forces after an airstrike by French Airforce, 25 kilometers outside of Benghazi, Libya, 20 March 2011. Manu Brabo/EPA

The temporary kidnapping of Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan by armed men has highlighted the country’s political power struggle. A weak government that has yet to form a new constitution, tribal and rebel factions vying for increasing power and an oil sector plagued by strikes have some Libyans bracing for a further slide into lawlessness. Two years after the revolution ended Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule, how has the country fared? And who really controls Libya? Join us at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Abdelmonem Al-Yaser
Chairman of the National Security Committee
facebook.com/monem.alyaser

Jaballa Hasan
Director of Cyrenaica Media Centre

Mohamed ElJarh @Eljarh
Blogger, Foreign Policy Magazine
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Ayat Mneina @AMneina
Founder, ShababLibya
shabablibya.org

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