Dominant Parties

There are four parties likely to dominate the Libyan polls on July 7th:

National Front
Affiliated with a 1980s-era anti-Gadhafi group, the party is led by Mohammed al-Magariaf, an exiled intellectual dissident leader from a prominent eastern Libyan family.

Justice and Construction Party
The political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. Leader is Mohamed Sowan, a Gadhafi-era political prisoner.

Libyan National Party
Islamist group led by religious scholar Ali al-Salabi and former Islamist militant Abdul Hakim Belhaj.

National Forces Alliance
An umbrella coalition of liberal parties led by Mahmoud Jibril, the head of the rebel government that received Western support for efforts to overthrow the Gadhafi regime. Mr. Jibril isn't on the list of candidates.

(Source: Wall Street Journal)

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