Libya begins drafting constitution
Libya was under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi for 42 years. (AFP/File)
Libya’s constituent assembly began drafting a new constitution Monday in al Baida, AFP reports.
The new constitution has been hailed as a crucial milestone for a country that survived Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year dictatorship. Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011 in a popular revolution.
Tribal chiefs, civil society representatives, and officials were present at the meeting aimed at transforming Libya’s government.
The body met amid heightened security and has 18 months to draft the constitution, according to AFP.
Libya has experienced increased violence and ample security problems since Gaddafi was ousted.
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