After almost three months of pledges to enter Tripoli and take the reins of power from Libya’s incumbent prime minister Abdelhamid Dbeibeh, prime minister elect Fathi Bashagha finally wormed his way into the capital in the early hours of 16 May.

But the welcome he was expecting from an array of powerful Tripoli-based militias didn’t materialize. Instead, the move sparked clashes, ending with the exit of Mr Bashagha from his would-be seat of power in a matter of hours. (CONTINUED - 613 WORDS)