Union for Homeland

The Union for Homeland (Arabic: الإتحاد من أجل الوطن‎, Al-Ittihad min Ajl Al-Watan)[1] 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.[2][3]

Union for Homeland

الإتحاد من أجل الوطن
LeaderAbdulrahman Sewehli
HeadquartersMisrata, Libya
Political positionCentre
Seats in the General National Congress:
2 / 200

The party won two seats in the Libyan General National Congress election of 2012.

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  1. ^ El-Kouny, Nada (6 July 2012), "Libya preps for the first national elections in 43 years", Ahram Online
  2. ^ Cousins, Michel (4 July 2012), "Party Profile: The Union for Homeland", Libya Herald
  3. ^ POMED Backgrounder: Previewing Libya’s Elections, Project on Middle East Democracy, 5 July 2012, p. 15