Libya is crumbling back into division. Ever since the failure to hold elections on 24 December, factions have been jockeying for position. How this will play out remains in flux. The country’s eastern-based parliament says it has chosen a new prime minister. But the Tripoli-based prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh has vowed to stay put.

The situation is eerily reminiscent of the political division between 2014 and 2021 when two rival parallel administrations, one based in the east and another (internationally recognized) one based in the west, vied for control of the country. (CONTINUED - 1013 WORDS)