In this video, Tim Eaton maps the state of the Libyan crisis and explains why the prospect of national elections, brokered by France, may lead to the creation of another contested government and make the country's governance crisis worse.

Tim Eaton, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

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Overview

Understanding Libya’s main political and military players can be confusing. There are two principal rival governments, a third government that is formed from the rump of a previous government, and a military strongman that all have aspirations to control the country. To understand how we got here, we need to rewind to 2012, before the emergence of rival administrations.

In this video, Tim Eaton maps the state of the Libyan crisis and explains why the prospect of national elections, brokered by France, may lead to the creation of another contested government and make the country's governance crisis worse.

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More information at Can the UN’s New Special Representative Make Progress in Libya?