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The Libyan quagmire | Times of Malta

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified May 15, 2017 01:04 PM
"Three governments vie for authority: the Transitional Government in the east, under the presidency of Al Thini, pledging allegiance to the parliament in Tobruk; in the west there is the internationally recognised government of Faiz Sarraj, known as the Government of National Accord (GNA), seated in Tripoli; and the self-proclaimed Salvation Government of Khalifa Al Ghwel, at best a shadow government, claiming loyalty to the now defunct General National Congress (GNC) and the Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadeg Ghariani, with strong Islamic leanings. This messy situation is made even messier by the existence of two competing legislative bodies, namely the elected parliament in Tobruk and the high state council in Tripoli. Both bodies are viewed as legitimate by the international community, being endorsed by the political agreement of Skherat."
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