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On Feb. 14, Libya's Supreme Court rejected a ruling by the Bayda court of appeals against the Constitutional Drafting Assembly's July 2017 vote to approve a draft constitution, which ended up stuck in legal limbo.This appears to advance the action plan that UN Special Representative to Libya Ghassan Salame announced in September 2017, the product of two months of consultation with various Libyan and international stakeholders.Although the technical components of Salame's approach to Libya were sound, the action plan most notably failed to understand the political status quo that has blocked substantive progress for six years.In a televised speech on Dec. 17, he claimed that the LPA's mandate had expired and that therefore his self-proclaimed Libyan National Army was the only remaining legitimate institution. Attempting to avoid the civilian oversight and constitutional limitations the action plan would likely bring, he claimed that he would no longer listen to the international community, only to the Libyan people.
In Libya, politics precedes victory
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