Libyan Arab Socialist Union
|Brotherly Leader||Muammar Gaddafi|
|General Secretary||Bashir Hawady|
|Founded||11 June 1971|
|Dissolved||3 March 1977|
The Arab Socialist Union of Libya (ASU; Arabic: الاتحاد الاشتراكي العربي الليبي, Al-Ittiḥād Al-Ištirākī Al-ʿArabī Al-Liby; Italian: Unione Socialista Araba Libica) was a political party in Libya from 1971 to 1977 led by Muammar Gaddafi.
Many aspects of Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan socialist revolution were based on that of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Like Nasser, Gaddafi seized power with a Free Officers Movement, which in 1971 became the Arab Socialist Union of Libya. Like its Egyptian counterpart, the Libyan ASU was the sole legal party and was designed as a vehicle for integrated national expression rather than as a political party.
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