Service of Magharebia
By: Mohamed Booud
All eyes are on Tripoli ahead of the final results from the Libyan elections.
In a country ruled by militias and where factions resort to weapons, the Muslim Brotherhood reportedly… more
By: Salim Al Ragihe
A month ago, 2.8 million Libyans registered enthusiastically and willingly to vote, but surprisingly, 1.2 million of them failed to cast ballots in the unprecedented general elections.
Why did that… more
By: Fathallah Alkilani
The Libyan elections were successful. Citizens made unprecedented achievements in exceptional circumstances, as they protected the vote and actively participated in it.
The elections were successful because they were impartial,… more
8 months ago
A lot of Libyans and Arabs in general understood that elections are not a threat directed from abroad, it is a normal stage in any transitional path, although many of the countries of North Africa, particularly Libya, did not know real elections in years. Elections are just a phase of many, but they will have a significant impact both on the political and economic life. Politically speaking, a new government more legitimate than the current one will be formed. The outside world will also have the possibility of working at the diplomatic level on a set schedule specified in advance because Europe or other allies will have the ability to hold talks with new leaders who have a clear programme and who are permanent not transitional, as is happening today. The elections will reassure investors on the future of the Libyan economy. They will also work to shape the new system of this country with clear choices about the vital sectors, especially oil, through the identification of oil contracts and important partners, both old and new. Giants companies wait for the elections more than the Libyans. The elections may provide the necessary security and tranquility in order to build Libya. This is a bet that the current leadership failed to achieve, because it’s transitional and cannot make decisions capable of changing the current reality. Europe is monitoring
Libya’s election has numerous internal effects. The parties discovered their weight within the community. The results of these elections put independent members, the ones with 6% of the seats of the conference in front of an important question: behind which party, will we find most of them? Or will they form a block larger than any of the existing parties so that parties will be attracted to it? In Libya, you don’t rule out anything, new things come out of Libya. This is true at the domestic level as well as for the Arab world, the advocates of Islamic orientation will mostly shift to accept more centrist policies. And at the level of Europe and America, if this region is accepted within the forum of democracy, they will find more difficulties in passing the previous policies.
All the Libyan brothers should unite and all of us should hold to the path of Allah. Kadhafi was a tyrant and people praised everything he did .. and now Libya has paid the price of freedom. The dear people of Libya should race against time to build the foundations of the renaissance in Libya and live up to the ranks of developed countries. I would not like to see Kadhafi leave and be replaced with people similar to him. Then Libya will be lost again .. Please note that I am an Arab citizen who has visited and has liked Libya since the seventies.
I expect the elections in Libya to be successful and the situation to stabilise because Libya is a vast and rich state with a population not to exceed 6 million. Therefore I think that if the State succeeds in controlling the economic situation and provides for its citizens a decent life then it can control the tensions that occur from time to time. The issue of the spread of weapons among people is in fact a problem. Yet if the authority succeeds in providing the above items, then weapons will slowly disappear.
It’s either Mahmoud Jibril or nothing
The only terror that can hurt Muslims is Wahhabism which is exported to us by Gulf states, led by the Kingdom of al-Saud.
Libya is witnessing a period following a revolution which turned into a particularly deadly civil war, unprecedented in history. A civil war in which external forces, with a considerable power, contributed to topple and crash a type of “people” governance that had reached its limit : the Jamahiriya. The tragic lynching of this Jamahiriya “Guide” is the sign of difficult times to come in this country, which has a subsoil rich in oil, highly coveted, and which must to be completely rebuilt on a safer and more lasting basis. This goal will not be achieved unless there is a societal projectin which each Libyan would be fully engaged. But in such a chaotic context, that July 7th elections even happened was a miracle. However, in a society versed in ancient tribal traditions and who just suffered a terrible tragedy, it is difficult to predict what Libya will be tomorrow. Deyloule.
8 months ago
What’s interesting is that the results of the elections in Libya were completely different from Egypt and Tunisia where the religious movements won an overwhelming victory. The modest results of the religious movements in Libya reflect exactly the reality of the Libyan society and its take on the ideology of the Islamists. That’s because these movements do not really have visions of a new community building and raising religious slogans is but a bad omen masking dangerous trends that will lead society to be more introverted and absent from playing an active and participatory role in international politics. Thus, the Libyan people preferred to distance themselves from an engagement under religious slogans that are not safe, because there is no need in fact for such parties. The whole community is Muslim and moderate, and inherited this approach from the predecessors and eras of history. In addition, there are the misfortunes that Libya sees taking place at the hand of religious governments in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and other countries. The results shocked the religious parties, and forced some of them to direct insults to the person of Mahmoud Jibril, founder of the Alliance of the national forces. They disregarded also those who voted for the alliance and presented them as ordinary people and also as belonging to the fallen regime of Kadhafi. This increased the discontent of people towards them and their leaders and ideologues and considered them advocates of a new dictatorship that wants to replace Kadhafi. But the challenge that remains for the alliance is to prove that it’s at the level of trust granted to them by Libyans. If successful, they will provide a model that can open the door for a better future for the peoples of the region and if they fail – God forbid – that will support in an unrivaled way the religious movements. Thanks to Zawaya and its readers
8 months ago
In the name of God the Merciful. What happened in Libya was not an election but a political game and manipulation of voters. Women were 47% of the voters out of a total of 2,700.000. 1,200.000 men withdrew from the vote, making the number of women voters above a million. They were secular, and were frightened of Islamist who will prevent them from working, shopping and attending wedding halls. Therefore they voted directly to whoever claimed to be liberal, meaning secular. That’s how the game went and that’s how they won the elections. There was no integrity, transparency and equal opportunities between the candidates. I know some parties where the vote count was very high, yet the results showed the opposite. The important thing is that it’s a first try and I hope that the Libyan people benefit from it in the future. Instead of refraining from voting they must preserve their rights by taking the right decisions. The problem is that we discovered that women in Libya are secular while men are committed to the faith. I hope in the future that we deny women the right to vote because they turned the balance in the wrong direction and gave the opportunity to foreign States to implement their agenda in Libya. I wish that women understand that politics are not hairdressers, entertainment halls and personal interests, else we might as well say good bye to the world. May God bless this country, the ignorance of women will take it to the abyss.
NO NO NO to federalism
Peace, mercy and blessings of God. Libyan elections will undoubtedly have a positive impact at the level of the Maghreb and Arab region in general, especially if the State is able to impose its rule on all Libyan territory and if the elected government achieves the goals that it promised its citizens.
May God make Libya victorious and Libya is above all
Yes a union is excellent but only if intentions are good. So far we have not seen this union as a reality, it is just a talk. This is the result of the unwillingness of the leaders of the Arab Maghreb to unite.
8 months ago
Democracy is a process and elections are only a moment within this process. The most important part is what’s going to happen next
The Arab Maghreb was killed before its birth because of the tyrant leaders who ruled these peoples and sowed sedition between brothers
Libya is in danger of division and no security …… and we call upon God to protect it and make it better than ever before …… Amen Lord of the two Worlds
7 months ago
Clearly and obviously dear brothers, the West is taking advantage of this chaos, in the Islamic world in general and the grand Maghreb in particular. A mess of opinions, attitudes, beliefs, …., this psychological conflict that we are now witnessing is clear in our lack of faith and our ignorance of where to walk and this is the product of us being far from our religion. By looking to separate science from religion, we lost the catalyst for progress and we lost the incentive to stay within the limits. We called for the freedom of individuals and our sons got lost in the labyrinth of globalism and our daughters inside the crucible of modernisation. We ended up with daughters who do not know their selves and do not preserve their religion. Parents are suffering from a killer headache between memories of modesty and the reality of degeneration and decadence.
Is it a judgment of the time of ignorance that they are seeking ? Who is better than Allah for judgment to a people who have certainty (in their belief)? Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation, and reason with them in the better way. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, founded a state from the ground up in a period not exceeding 22 years. It was by the mercy of Allah that thou wast lenient with them and you are of great morality not with intolerance and strictness and furthering yourself from religion and getting close to the whims and errors of people, but with wisdom and fair preaching, and the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice, and patience and purity of soul and purity of intention and being soft with the weak and strong with tyrants and oppressors. And God knows best.
We mend our life by tearing out our religion and neither our religion remains nor what have mended
As far as the elections are concerned they don’t have any positive impacts. Things are still the same without change, that’s a negative side and I don’t think they will change anything.
Wishing success to the Libyan people, after the years of darkness they lived through for 42 years and after the ordeal they suffered during their revolution. I wish them rule of law and justice and that this government serves the needs and dignity of its people and the protection of the neighbours from the armed militias and the flow of weapons to neighbouring countries especially.
May God give victory to the Maghreb and to all Muslims
First, the elections or the so-called democracy is an alien term. Democracy means rule by the people for the people and this is contrary to Islam, which provides for the rule of the people by God’s law. Elections where adulterers, drunkards and secular vote are void
The problem is that, in Libya, Islamists are racists, they are opposed to Amazigh as well as to everything that is not Arab.
I am citizen without freedom in my country
The people who are ambitious and who hide behind terms like freedom and federalism, liberalism, justice, and other false terms are stupid or probably that’s the limit of their knowledge and in libyan dialect we say this is their harvest. My brothers, I want to share with you a secret information that took place under the former regime. When the revolution broke out in Tunisia, forces in civilian clothes entered from Djerba, they were French intelligence + Israeli intelligence. Don’t laugh, you can’t find this information anywhere else. I can’t say more because this topic needs pages and pages. I say the ones who sold the February 17 Revolution are collaborators who humiliated the martyrs of the revolution with their dealings and distortion of the revolution. Brothers, the revolution would have succeeded without NATO, true it would have lasted two more years and this information is confidential too. But the immoral cowards rushed to NATO and this obstructed the revolution and this is what made the State claim to be great when the only great one is Allah. We will talk more in the coming days. I hope, dear reader, that you focus on some words and don’t take them from one side only.
Libyan elections are just dust in our eyes, by those who have a stake in dividing Libya into communities, groups and tribes …. etc. Each have a separate way of thinking, habits and even beliefs, why not? This division made Libya into nations instead of one nation and we know that elections between nations are not valid because the most important condition of an election is to be held with the members of the same nation. Hence and from this standpoint, the elections in Libya are incorrect and invalid and what is built on falsehood is false. Questions about the elections are also null and void since the elections are invalid. We ask for the pardon and forgiveness and compassion of Allah. Signed by a retired sergeant major from Algeria
I think the elections in Libya are a great opportunity. Yet many people failed to use it properly may be for lack of knowledge and experience and thank you
Thank God Libya will finally be good and better, God willing.
Libya is a second Iraq after the toppling of the leader
I want peace for all our Arab brothers. We must be one hand so hatred doesn’t run in our blood.
100 percent positive, thank God the tyrant is gone
Happy Ramadan to the readers of this section. May God accept our fast and thank you
God is great God is great and thank God
Libya didn’t change in reality and why? I say because Libyans want Moamer.
Libya is a hundred times better today compared to the past, praise be to Allah. Dogs bark but the caravan moves on. A Libyan from Tripoli.
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