Basic People's Congress (country subdivision)

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Basic People's Congress Arabic: مؤتمر شعبي أساسي‎ (Mu'tamar shaʿbi asāsi ) was the smallest administrative subdivision in Libya under the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2012. Geographically it corresponded approximately to the level of a township or borough.

Under Muammar Gaddafi's regime, political caucuses and committees of the Basic People's Congress operated at this level.[1] Representatives from the Basic People's Congresses regulated operations at the higher shabiyah (district) level.[1]

In July 2013 the shabiyat and Basic People's Congress system was replaced with a new baladiyat system[2] of ninety-nine first-level administration subdivisions.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vandewalle, Dirk J. (1998) Libya since independence: oil and state-building I B Tauris, London, pp. 95-97, ISBN 1-86064-264-0
  2. ^ "قرار مجلس الوزراء رقم 180 لسنة 2013 ميلادي بإنشاء البلديات" [Council of Ministers resolution No. 180 for the year 2013 AD the establishment of baladiyat] (PDF) (in Arabic). اللجنة المركزية لانتخاب المجالس البلدية [The Central Committee for the election of baladiyah councils]. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "الكشف المرفق بقرار مجلس الوزراء رقم 180 لسنة 2013 ميلادي بإنشاء البلديات" [Appendix Council of Ministers resolution No. 180 for the year 2013 AD the establishment of baladiyat] (PDF) (in Arabic). اللجنة المركزية لانتخاب المجالس البلدية [The Central Committee for the election of baladiyah councils]. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 December 2015. 

References[edit]

  • Law, Gwillim (1999) "Libya" Administrative subdivisions of countries McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, p. 219, ISBN 0-7864-0729-8