Establishment of Turkish-style Islamic party in Libya backed by people
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 11 / Trend, A. Tagiyeva /
Establishment of Islamic party in Libya based on the model of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party and Egypt's Justice and Freedom Party receives backing from the people and hence will help this party win the elections, said Libyan expert Farah Al-Marimi.
"Some members of Libya's provisional government back the idea of establishing an Islamic party," Al-Marimi e-mailed Trend from Tripoli.
She said secular parties will also be established in Libya; however, chances of these parties to win the elections are insignificant as the majority of Libyans back Islamization of the country's laws.
Al-Marimi continued to say that after the revolution, many former political emigrants, including Ali As-Salabi and Abdel-Hakim Belhaj, who also back Islamization of policy, have returned to the country and thus increased the possibility of an Islamic rule in Libya.
Influential Libyan scholar Ali As-Salabi, who has returned to homeland after Qaddafi was ousted, urged to include Islam in the political processes in the country. He also suggested establishing a party in Libya resembling the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party.
Ali As-Salabi, despite of having no formal political post, has won a substantial influence in the post-revolution Libya. He is a close fellow of Tripoli's military commandant Abdel-Hakim Belhaj. As-Salabi was jailed for his political persuasions by the Qaddafi regime in 1980s.
As for certain discords between the pro-Islamic military leadership and supporters of the former Prime Minister Mahmud Jibril, Al-Marimi said these rumors aim to trouble the public and share the country and its natural wealth.
"As the date of countrywide elections in Libya will near there will emerge new political movements, which will try to share the country, commanded by outside forces," the expert believes.
Abdul al-Rahim al-Kib was elected head of the Executive Committee of the Transitional National Council (TNC) of Libya through the late October voting carried out by TNC members in front of the eyes of journalists. He substituted Prime Minister of the Provisional Government Mahmud Jibril who resigned after Libya's liberation from the Qaddafi regime was officially announced.
The TNC, as a matter of fact, the Provisional Government of Libya, earlier promised that within 8 months of the country's liberation from the previous regime there will be carried out elections to National Assembly to draft a new constitution within one year, to be followed by general parliamentary elections in the country.