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    Decentralized and small government able to manage the crisis is the only political solution for Libya, former Prime Minister of the country Mahmoud Gebril said on Thursday.

    Decentralization of Government Only Solution for Libya – Former Prime Minister

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    Decentralized and small government able to manage the crisis is the only political solution for Libya, former Prime Minister of the country Mahmoud Gebril said on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Gebril also made a stand against the partition of Libya which, according to him, would only lead to more conflicts and unrest in the country. Right now it is the militia that holds real power in Libya, the former prime minister specified.

    "A decentralized government, a small government, a crisis-management government with five or six ministers at maximum. The rest of the powers should be shared with municipalities and local governments with no marginalization" Gebril said at NATO Defense College Foundation event, as quoted by Al Arabiya.

    The United Kingdom and France, backed by the United States, led an intervention in Libya in March 2011 against the country’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. Since Gaddafi was overthrown, the country has remained at a political impasse, run by two rival administrations, and has been engaged in fighting Islamic State extremists, outlawed in Russia and many other countries.

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