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Despite chaos, Libya hopes to hold constitution vote in December

Sep 11, 2014    

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya hopes to hold a referendum on a new constitution in December, a committee said on Thursday, undeterred by a descent into chaos and violence that has forced the elected parliament hundreds of miles from the capital.Western powers hope the constitution will help bridge at least some of the differences dividing the desert nation along tribal and regional lines more than three years after the toppling of veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.The central government is unable to control the heavily armed former rebels who helped overthrow Gaddafi but now fight each o...

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