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Libya's power struggle
In a country divided by tribal alliances, who holds the future of the country in their hands?
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2011 16:25 GMT

The protests in Libya are continuing and Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, is struggling to hold on to power.

Major parts of the country are under the control of pro-reform protesters. Many now are fearing a violent showdown. But in a country divided by tribes, alliances and clans, it is difficult to draw the outlines of a future battle.

Who exactly are the groups that are holding the future of the country in their hands? And how long can the Libyan leader survive?

Inside Story, with presenter Anand Naidoo, discusses with Faraj Najam, the author of Tribes, Islam and State in Libya; Alia Brahimi, a research fellow at the London School of Economics; and Rashid Kikhia , a member of the Libyan Conference of the National Opposition

This episode of Inside Story aired from Thursday, February 24, 2011.

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