LIGNET: Brotherhood Stands in Way of New Libya

Friday, 13 July 2012 12:59 PM

What happens when an American-educated North African leads a coalition to victory in his native country’s first election in 42 years? Hard-line Islamists get irritated. Mahmoud Jibril and the party he leads, called the National Forces Alliance, have emerged as victorious from Libya's historic July 7 election, as it was announced yesterday that they'd won a big majority of votes in Tripoli, the capital. But Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood is refusing to accept the official election results and has vowed to unite with independent candidates to form a majority coalition. This foreshadows the difficulty any new government will face in governing this North African country where democracy has never been tried and peaceful transfers of power are unheard of.

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