Federalists Launch Political Party
Some of Cyrenaica’s federalists have finally started Libya’s first federalist political party, nearly a month after the General National Congress election. Hopefully this is a sign of moderation through political participation, and that roadblocks and destroying election materials are a thing of the past. Since federalists missed their chance to contest the July 7 election due to previously opting out of the political process, it is unclear what their role will be in Libyan politics. Lobbying the constitutional committee for a tripartite federal model? Competing in the post-constitution general elections? The Libya Herald has more on the story – Federalists Launch Political Party.
Benghazi-based supporters of federalism have formed a political party in support of their ideas. According to the Federal Alliance of Benghazi, the aim of the Libyan Unionist Party is a federal system in Libya based on the country’s three historic regions — Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan. It will campaign against any discrimination between them.