It's not easy being effectively a new state, and the truth is that every new country went through a period of transition, sometimes painful, to get to where it is today.
Having formed a government, Libya now faces challenges such as formulating a constitution, reining in the militias, and assuring international companies that it is a safe and rewarding place in which to do business.
While the momentum is in the positive direction, success cannot be guaranteed, and it will take a strong, determined, and inspired government to keep things moving the right way.
But as well-informed Libya watchers, where do you see Libya five years from now? Will it, for example, have developed into a more peaceful and prosperous society, or will tribal divisions continue to be a drain on resources?
Please let us know your views in the comments section below.