Benghazi, March 14: Former Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril was elected unanimously on Tuesday as head of the Alliance of National Forces. The . . .[restrict]alliance was created last month and now includes 44 political organizations, 236 NGOs, plus more than 280 independent national figures.
The election took place in Benghazi evening at a meeting of its commission. The meeting began on Monday and concluded today, Wednesday.
The coalition elected its general secretariat on Monday. The writer and journalist, Abdul Rahman Al Shatter, has been chosen as secretary-general of the Alliance.
The general secretariat acts as the Alliance’s governing body.
The Alliance has called for the application of ‘moderate Islam’ and ‘for the establishment of the foundations of a democratic civil state’, in preparation for the elections to the constituent assembly to be held in late June.
The Alliance was established earlier in February in Tripoli and has moved on to establish itself in Benghazi. It sees itself as a national alliance of moderate parties, NGOs and individuals from all over Libya.
Ali Tarhuni, the former Minister of Finance and Oil under the Jibril government, also formed another centrist alliance called the National Centrist Party in February. In an exclusive Libya Herald interview, he confirmed that he was working with Mahmoud Jibril’s movement and said that the two would work in future together. [/restrict]