Libya between Turkish and Russian supporters: an endless political impasse…

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The political situation in Libya has remained the same despite the passage of time, with two rival governments fighting for legitimacy. Turkey continues to support the National Unity Government, while Russia and others support the National Stability Government.

Two rival governments are vying for power in Libya.

The political situation in Libya remains unchanged with two rival governments vying for power. Each government relies on the support of its international allies to assert its authority. The Government of National Unity (GUN), led by Abdelhamid Dbeiba, is supported by Turkey and recognized by the UN. Its mandate is to organize presidential and legislative elections before the end of 2021. On the other hand, the national stability government (GSN) of Osama Hammad, supported by an outdated parliament and based in Benghazi, relies on the Army Libyan National Army (ANL) of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who enjoys the support of Russia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. When its troops attempted to take Tripoli in 2019, they were reinforced by the Russian paramilitary group Wagner, but the offensive failed thanks to Turkish military intervention.

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