Libya’s Sharia Mandate

“Libya held its first democratic election on Saturday and the preliminary results show the liberal National Forces Alliance ahead.

The alliance isn’t declaring victory just yet, but the lead is definitive enough for two Islamist parties to admit that that the liberals got the most votes. The West shouldn’t get too excited just yet, though. The liberals still support having Sharia Law as a main source of legislation, and if they only get a plurality, the Islamists could still drive the next government.”

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