Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) issued a new law in April that bans parties based on religious principles. The surprise move was denounced by Islamists competing in upcoming June elections to choose a 200-member assembly to form a government and write Libya’s new constitution.
“Parties shouldn’t be based on ethnic or religious ideologies,” said spokesperson Mohammed al-Hareizi. “We don’t want the government to be divided by these ideological differences.” He said the provision, included in a law which governs the formation of political parties, was designed to preserve “national unity.”
Whether this law will stop extreme Islamists from gaining power in Libya remains to be seen.
Source: The Associated Press; Revival Media; USA Today
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