Radio France Internationale quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Mohamed Eljarh on the political factions that are fighting for power and recognition in Libya:

There are concerns that the new legal vacuum in Libya will make a political solution more difficult to find.

Both governments are now “illegal,” experts warn. Under the current constitution the House of Representatives could not extend its mandate past 20 October without holding a referendum. The General National Congress’s mandate expired in 2014.

“This leaves the international community in a difficult position – whether to continue to recognise the House of Representatives or to have a vacuum in Libya with no democratically elected government to deal with,” remarked Mohamed Eljarh, a Tobruk-based Rafic Hariri Centre for the Middle East fellow.

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