In July 2012 the first democratic elections for a parliament, the General National Congress, took place. This was a milestone in the development of the new Libya. But now, one year later, how does the country look like? Unfortunately the situation developed exactly as predicted . In order to understand this better it is at first necessary to analyze the objectives and the “strategy” of the major players.
Besides the jihadist tide interesting most of the African countries, besides the typical difficulties of a nation that after 40 years of dictatorial regime and a ruinous civil war has to face a rebuilding of the state, another impossible combination of factors seems to paralyze the new Libya.
The purpose of implementing a democratic order in a rentier country, where Islam is the dominant religion and, at the same time, the main source of popular identity, risks to remain unsatisfied for a long time.