BY: Arab Digest

Scary Criminal Syndicates Now Run Libya: What Next?

Libya's political elites have led to executive division, fueling instability and violence, with no effective governance in place.

Libya remains without elections as entrenched political and security elites hinder democratic transition, resembling a mafia-like rule.

Unidentified powers govern Libya with criminal tendencies, requiring recognition and action for discussions on the country's future.

Armed groups dominate post-Gaddafi Libya, exerting control over the state, hindering oversight, and undermining weak institutions.

Libyans join armed groups for state salaries, but commanders prioritize financial resources over fighting.

Political legitimacy may undermine armed groups' criminal networks as they rely more on the state, leading to social disenchantment.

The international community must prioritize democratic expression in Libya and seek a new paradigm for lasting stability.

The appointment of UN Envoy Abdoulaye Bathily is an opportunity, but addressing deeper issues is crucial for lasting change in Libya.

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