9 January 2013, 14:24

Libyan Parliament approves decision to give up Great Jamahiriya name

Libyan Parliament approves decision to give up Great Jamahiriya name

The Libyan National Congress, of Parliament, has officially approved the decision to drop the Great Jamahiriya name, which Libya used under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi.

According to the Arab newspaper Ash-Sharq al-Awsat, the MPs approved a new name, that of State of Libya, which will be used until a new constitution is adopted.

Libya’s fundamental law since 1977 has been the Green Book by the late Colonel Gaddafi.

Under the document, the people were to yield power directly through people’s committees and trade unions.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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