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Federalism and Decentralization in Libya’s Constitutional Proposals

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Followers of Iraqi politics in the post-2003 period and the ongoing debate about federalism […]

Is Decentralisation the Way Forward?

Following the declarations of autonomy by two of Libya’s three regions, Cyrenaica and Fezzan, some voices have come out in support of the idea of a more federal or devolved administration in the country. In a collection of essays titled The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadafi Future, edited by Jason Pack, […]

Survey: Most Libyans Want Decentralisation

Libya Herald reports that more than half of Libyans want to see a decentralised country. The survey entitled “Comprehensive National Survey on Libyans’ Opinions on the Constitution” and sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, asked 2,042 Libyans what they wanted to see in the new draft constitution. The idea of a […]