Union for Homeland
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The Union for Homeland (Arabic: الإتحاد من أجل الوطن, Al-Ittihad min Ajl Al-Watan) is a political party in Libya, founded in 2012. It is mainly based in Misrata District. The party is led by Abdulrahman Sewehli, a prominent opponent of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The Union advocates strong decentralisation of power on a local level, but rejects federalism. It proposes a semi-presidential system modelled on the French one. The Union for Homeland calls for a consequent break with the old regime and wants to ban figures who held ranks during Gaddafi's government from political influence.
The party won two seats in the Libyan General National Congress election of 2012.
- Official website (Arabic)
- El-Kouny, Nada (6 July 2012), "Libya preps for the first national elections in 43 years", Ahram Online
- Cousins, Michel (4 July 2012), "Party Profile: The Union for Homeland", Libya Herald
- POMED Backgrounder: Previewing Libya’s Elections, Project on Middle East Democracy, 5 July 2012, p. 15
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