As delegates fly in to Libya for Tripoli’s first international oil conference in almost a decade, an already divisive electoral process has been shaken by the candidacies of several contentious figures.

At stake is the stability of a country which has been enveloped in almost constant chaos since the 2011 revolution. For the oil sector, a return to political division, or even war, would crush hopes of boosting oil production. (CONTINUED - 848 WORDS)