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Libya’s independents might emerge as third power | The Malta Independent Online

Libya’s elections have brought in a large new political generation of independents – businessmen, activists, former judges and former exiles – who form the largest bloc in the first elected national assembly after Muammar Gaddafi‘s fall and will be the big wild card in determining the country’s course.

Both a coalition led by the secular former Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril and a rival bloc of Islamists led by the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to woo them, but many of the independents are trying to form their own coalition, distrusting both sides.

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