After nearly six years of political division between the east and west, a UN-led peace process resulted in the selection of a unity executive on 5 February. This is now charged with leading Libya to elections scheduled for 24 December. But this represents only the beginning of a process which faces numerous roadblocks.

A complex mechanism involving 74 members of the UN-designated Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) selected Misratan businessman Abdulhamid Dbeibeh as prime minister and Mohammed al-Menfi from Benghazi to head a three-member presidency council. (CONTINUED - 745 WORDS)