National Centrist Party

National Centrist Party (Arabic: التيار الوطني الوسطي‎) is a parliamentary political party in Libya, launched by former interim oil minister, Ali Tarhouni, on 23 October 2011. It is a centrist political movement, with bases on democracy and religious moderation.

National Centrist Party

ا التيار الوطني الوسطي
ChairpersonAli Tarhouni
Founded23 November 2011; 8 years ago (2011-11-23)
HeadquartersTripoli, Libya
IdeologyLibyan nationalism
Islamic democracy
Islamic liberalism
Political positionCentre
ReligionSunni Islam
National affiliationNational Forces Alliance[1]
Colours  Blue
Seats in the General National Congress:
2 / 200


The NCP's self-reported doctrine is moderate. Ali Tarhouni, the founder and leader of the NCP, declared in an interview taken by a journalist of Libya Herald: "Moderation is the name of our movement. We are moderate. We are in the middle. I think any radicalization of Islam is something that we oppose. We strongly oppose that. We grew up in this country and we basically don’t practice these things that they do and I hope that they stop because Libya does not really condone that."[2]

Election resultsEdit

NCP competed in the Libyan General National Congress election, 2012. The party received 2 of the 80 party-list seats, and with others political parties is in minority.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-07-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Libya Herald". Retrieved 23 June 2012.