Libya Mulls June Elections in Bid to Ease Crisis

What a US Military Evacuation in Libya Might Look Like*
from Libya’s election commission proposed Tuesday holding a fresh round of parliamentary polls next month in a bid to find a peaceful resolution to a crisis triggered by a renegade general’s efforts to crush Islamist militias and his demand that the Islamist-led legislature disband for allegedly supporting extremism. The announcement of a possible nationwide June 25 vote came after parliament met in what lawmakers had hoped would be a secret location. A missile was fired at the hotel where the session was taking place, causing panic but no injuries. The general, Khalifa Hifter, has launched an armed campaign he says is aimed at imposing stability after three years of chaos since the ouster and death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. He says he wants to break the power of Islamists, whom he accuses of opening the door to Islamist radicals.

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