Pack and Eljarh on Localizing Power in Libya

On Friday November 15, Tripoli witnessed its bloodiest day since its liberation from  Muammar Qaddafi. In their article, Localizing Power in Libya, Cambridge academic Jason Pack and analyst Mohamed Eljarh argue that this current crisis allows the government an unprecedented opportunity to change course and to abandon its previously failed policies. As the inhabitants of Tripoli and Benghazi are attempting to reclaim ownership of their cities from the militias, in order to meet the demands of the Libyan people, the Libyan authorities and the international community need to start engaging in efforts at “localizing” power. To carry out this agenda, Prime Minster Ali Zeidan should step down and allow for the formation of a national unity government. Read more in their article here.

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Image: Angry crowds attend funerals of Gharghour slaughter victims in Tripoli’s Martyrs Square (Photo: Aimen Eljali, Libya Herald)