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Topic - Mohammed Al-Hareizi
Libya's ruling National Transitional Council issued a new law Wednesday that bans parties based on religious principles, the council spokesman said. The surprise move was denounced by Islamists organizing to compete in upcoming elections.
"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."
Mohammed al-Hareizi, the spokesman, said the provision, included in a law that governs the formation of political parties, was designed to preserve "national unity."