Libya’s interim leaders are moving to put the war-torn country back together. A declaration of liberation is expected Sunday. On Saturday acting Prime Minister Makhmoud Jibril resigned, clearing the way for an interim government and elections. CBS News Elizabeth Palmer in Tripoli has the latest. Just before stepping down, Libya’s interim prime minister also set an ambitious deadline for elections.
“The first election after the liberating of the country, which should take place today, should be within a period of eight months, maximum,” he said.
… More than 48 hours after his death, Libyans are still celebrating. They are enjoying unprecedented freedoms, like gathering in public without fear and speaking their minds openly for the very first time.
But there’s hard work ahead for them and the interim government. If they want orderly elections for next summer, thousands of well-armed rebel fighters on the streets must be persuaded either to go back to their day jobs or sign up in a new national army. And Libya’s damaged pipelines and terminals need major repairs to get the oil flowing out and billions of dollars of much-needed revenue flowing in.
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