Is Libya a better place after Gaddafi?

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[INSERT STANDFIRST] It was hoped that the 2011 liberation of Libya from the clutches of dictatorship would lead to a brighter future of the oil rich nation. But has it been a blessing or a curse?

ED: [NEED A MORE INTERESTING INTRO. DESCRIBE SOMETHING – THE MOMEMT GADDAFI WAS PULLED FROM THE HOLE, SEEMS TO SUM UP INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE EVENT. BUT THEN THE DARKER FORCES IN HIS KILLING. TAKE ME TO LIBYA. SHOW ME SOMETHING. PULL ME IN.]

Libya was ‘liberated’ {provide source for this quote} on 20th October 2011 following the death of its leader Muammar Gaddafi after the Battle of Sirte. But has this so-called liberation been a blessing or a curse on the oil-rich nation?

After 42 years of dictatorship under Gaddafi’s rule, Libyans now face political and economic confusion in their new-found freedom.

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Libya’s economy is currently in a state of stagnation. Crude oil-productions has fallen to about a fourth of their [ED: IT’S LIBYA IS SINGULAR] full potential and a great number of oil fields are being closed. [SOURCE]

NEED QUOTES FROM ACTUAL SOURCES IN HERE. AND SOURCES NEED TO BE ATTRIBUTED.

Two years down the line {down the line from when, 2011?} and ISIL have laid claim to some oil terminals. The pro-government militia, however, plans to regain control of these oil terminals in Sidra and Ra’s Lanuf [WHERE IN LIBYA ARE THESE]. A number of the militias have flourished during this period, including the pro-Islamist Libya Dawn militia.

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The purge of Muammar Gaddafi was constructively perpetrated [NO ONE SAYS ‘CONSTRUCTIVELY PERPETRATED’. USE DIFFERENT PHRASE] by the National Transitional Council (NTC) which had met in February, prior to the Battle of Sirte, to lay the groundwork on the course to take.

The NTC wanted to be the saviors of a country reeking of dictatorship and act as a transitional government. It [AGAIN THIS IS A SINGULAR] gained international recognition and was endorsed by other foreign powers, particularly France.

The council, chaired by Mustafa Abdul Jalil was dissolved after transferring power in August 2012, after the General National Congress Election.

Mohammed Magariaf and Ali Zeidan were elected president and prime minister, respectively. The General National Congress was tasked with aiding in the transition to a permanent democratic constitution. The ruling period of the General National Congress was not all rosy [LANGUAGE TOO CASUAL DELETE] as it was characterized by unstable leadership and an economic recession. Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped by rebel militia in October 2013. He subsequently [JUST USE THE WORD ‘ THEN’ NOT SUBSEQUENTLY] faced a vote of no confidence after his release by the armed rebels.

Power was subsequently transferred to the House of Representatives on August 4 2014, after the elections on June 25. There have been two attempted coups in Libya since 2014, led by General Khalifa Haftar, whose military had no government control.

ASSUMING THIS IS STILL WORK IN PROGRESS.

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