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Who's who in Libya's National Transitional Council

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-09-04

Created in Benghazi just days after the popular uprising against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi began, the National Transitional Council (NTC) is responsible for the country’s future until it can hold elections. Here’s a look at the NTC’s key players.

Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) – officially created in the northeastern city of Benghazi on February 27 – has defined itself since its genesis as the “managing committee of the Libyan crisis”. Recognised as the sole “representative of Libya” by 29 different countries, the NTC has already planned to hold both legislative and presidential elections in the next eight months.

Even though the future of Libya rests largely on the shoulders of the NTC, little is known about its make-up. Comprised of 31 permanent members, the majority of  the NTC are former doctors, lawyers, professors or even ex-affiliates of Muammar Gaddafi’s fallen regime. Only a handful of them live in the public eye.
 

 

Date created : 2011-09-02

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