Libya's Newly-Elected Parliament Meets

A portion of Libya's newly-elected parliament met for the first time on Saturday.

152 lawmakers gathered today in Tobruk, chosen by a prominent anti-Islamist politician. That's about three fourths of the elected members.

Political observers say it's likely this signals a swing against Islamists and extreme militias.

The county has been rocked by violence unseen since the civil war that removed dictator Mommar Gadhafi three years ago.

Abu Bakr Baiera, the anti-Islamist lawmaker, presided over the session.

He decided to postpone the official opening of the parliament until more lawmakers arrive. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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