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Divided on Politics, Libya Rivals Find Economic Middle Ground

Libya’s political rivals are maintaining a fragile cease-fire that has allowed Libya’s oil output to climb to 1.04 million barrels per day, almost double from November.

Libya’s political rivals are maintaining a fragile cease-fire that has allowed Libya’s oil output to climb to 1.04 million barrels per day, almost double from November.

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Libya’s political rivals deadlocked on a formula for selecting leadership to unify the country, but reached rare common ground on starting work on repairing the economy.

Libyan delegates to the political talks sponsored by the United Nations failed to muster enough votes for any of the proposed options for selecting an executive authority in the North African oil producer. The UN’s acting envoy to the country, Stephanie Williams, said she would set up an advisory committee to help bridge differences.