Union for Homeland
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The Union for Homeland (Arabic: الإتحاد من أجل الوطن, Al-Ittihad min Ajl Al-Watan) is a political party in Libya, founded in 2012. It is mainly based in Misrata District. The party is led by Abdulrahman Sewehli, a prominent opponent of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The Union advocates strong decentralisation of power on a local level, but rejects federalism. It proposes a semi-presidential system modelled on the French one. The Union for Homeland calls for a consequent break with the old regime and wants to ban figures who held ranks during Gaddafi's government from political influence.
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The party won two seats in the Libyan General National Congress election of 2012.
- Official website (Arabic)
- El-Kouny, Nada (6 July 2012), "Libya preps for the first national elections in 43 years", Ahram Online
- Cousins, Michel (4 July 2012), "Party Profile: The Union for Homeland", Libya Herald
- POMED Backgrounder: Previewing Libya’s Elections, Project on Middle East Democracy, 5 July 2012, p. 15
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