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Controlling the Libyan state

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By: Omar Abulqacim Alkikli*

Many criticize the House of Representatives (HoR) for its

Omar Abulqacim Alkikli
Omar Abulqacim Alkikli

divisions, forgetting, amid of their eruption of national sensations and desire of stability, that this is the way parliaments are.

Parliaments include blocs whose interest clash or intersect, as it represents all strata, ethnic, religious sectors.

It represents variant and contradicted interests that the society agreed to settle peacefully and democratically under the ceiling of a parliament through lawful and constitutional methods instead of other daily lives’ ways that may lead to disasters that threaten the stability of the state and society.

If a parliament is free of any differences, it then has turned into a political party, as parties are about homogeneity and unity. Or it then may be a phony parliament that is run by an authoritarian regime that leaves no space for freedom of opinion or differences, for example, the General National Congress (GNC).

The problem in the Libyan model isn’t about differences in the HoR, but nature, reasons, and motives of these differences.

It came out clearly that the Libyan society is divisive society; it is even more divided than we have ever imagined. It is known that the more forms and factors of divisions are specifically in those societies that share no democratic legacy, the more probable it is for the society’s problems to be crises that may turn into disasters.

Factors of the division in the Libyan society are; firstly, the strata division, secondly, the regional one as calls are up for separations, thirdly, the racial division, fourthly, the unspoken doctrine division, though it has little effect, fifthly, the civic division and sixthly, the tribal division.

What fanned the flames of divisions is the outer interventions and connection of some active political powers in the HoR with outer actors that support it in different ways in trials to control the Libyan state and its fate.

*A Libyan Writer

Translated By LIBYAPROSPECT: Source