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Lessons of Libya

China Daily | Updated: 2012-10-22 07:49

One year ago, the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by rebels backed by the United States and its allies. This regime change by force was hailed by the West as a landmark event ushering in democracy to the North African country.

But one year on, Libya has yet to embrace real peace, and a functional new government is still to be established, as it is proving difficult to balance the interests of the different factions and regions in the country.

So people cannot help but ask: Is Western-style democracy working on Arab soil?

Lessons of Libya

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