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East Libya leaders declare autonomy

2012-03-06 20:12

Benghazi - Tribal and political leaders in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday declared the region of Cyrenaica autonomous and called for a return to federalism.

"A federal system is the choice of the region" of Cyrenaica, which stretches from the central coastal city of Sirte to the Libyan-Egyptian border in the east, they said in a joint statement.

Sheikh Ahmed Zubair was elected as leader of the region, the statement said.

Libya's interim rulers have rejected the federalist project, promoting a programme of decentralisation instead.

Comments
  • Sipho - 2012-03-07 23:33

    come on out fred! and 21st century moron!

      Fred - 2012-03-08 08:41

      ?

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