Op-ed: Libya Needs Its Old Constitution If It Wants to Survive

By Edward P. Joseph, 5 July
A Libyan rebel stands guard near the entrance of Ras Lanuf August 27, 2011 (photo credit: The National Interest)
A Libyan rebel stands guard near the entrance of Ras Lanuf August 27, 2011 (photo credit: The National Interest)
Why make a new constitution and risk the failure of elections when the old constitution provides a solid, proven framework?Without an agreed and viable constitutional mechanism, holding elections in Libya could reignite conflict and potentially seal the country’s division. Instead of trying to cobble together an agreement on a new draft, the way forward is to go back to Libya’s original, successful constitution, first drafted in 1951.
Read the full article here: The National Interest

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