Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has issued a new law that bans parties that are based on religious principles, the council spokesman said.
The law, which was passed on Wednesday, comes two months ahead of the country’s first general elections to choose a 200-member assembly tasked with writing a new constitution and forming a government.
The surprise move was immediately denounced by Islam-oriented parties that are preparing to compete in the June elections.
NTC spokesman Mohamed al-Hareizi said the provision, included in a law which governs the formation of political parties, was designed to preserve “national unity”.
“Parties shouldn’t be based on ethnic or religious ideologies,” he said. “We don’t want the government to be divided by these ideological differences.”
He did not make clear how this would affect a political party formed in March by Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood and other religious groups.
The new party was expected to make a strong showing in the election, the first since last year’s overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed popular uprising.
NOW this is called USING your BRAINS .. That best way to AVOID Parliament in Libya from making stupid LAWS like Legalizing NECROPHILIA ( as was done in EGYPT) .. is to ban the idiots who make such LAWS ..
ISLAMIC parties ..