Analysis-Libyans losing faith in fair division of power

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26 Jan 2012 05:28

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  • Wrangling breaks out over how election will be held

  • Parallels to Iraq after U.S. invasion

By Christian Lowe

ALGIERS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Behind Libya's flare-up of violence and protests in the past five days lies a quandary.

How do you share out power in the new Libya when the jumble of tribes, militias and interest groups do not trust each other and, even worse, when the people supposed to be acting as neutral referees are widely mistrusted?

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