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Politics of Libya

In Libya, the type of government is a disputed due to civil war. In Libya, the legislative power is vested in a Council of Deputies. The head of the government is Fayez al-Sarraj. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Libya lasts until the next election. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Libya is 2.819. In 2013, Libya received 87 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 642.1 USD.

Government

In Libya, the head of the government is Fayez al-Sarraj. The government system of Libya is a disputed due to civil war. In Libya, the legislative power is vested in a Council of Deputies; this is a Unicameral legislative body, and therefore a Unicameral Council of Deputies. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Libya is -1.64. This indicates that the government of Libya is very ineffective. The government is unable to provide civil and public services for its citizens and has fostered a situation contributing to political and social unrest.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Libya is a member of.

Libya is a member of the United Nations (UN). Libya is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Libya became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Libya is part of, click on Libya membership in international unions.

Freedom in Libya

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Libya is 3. Citizens in Libya experience little to no civil liberties and political rights. Citizens are not free to express themselves and do not enjoy political freedom or a representative government. Countries with this political situation are dangerous for investment, as an authoritarian government may have outsize control over economic matters. To read more about freedom level in Libya click on Freedom in Libya.