Libya's top court dissolves elected parliament

November 6, 2014 4:40 PM

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In a blow to anti-Islamist factions, Libya's highest court on Thursday ruled that general elections held in June were unconstitutional, and that the country's parliament and government which resulted from that vote should be dissolved.

The development further deepened the rift in the politically divided Libya, which has been mired in months-long bitter clashes and turmoil that have left the country with two rival parliaments and governments, killed hundreds and displaced whole populations of war-torn cities and towns.

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