Libya may not be ready for democracy, says military strongman

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Khalifa Haftar claims he has army of 75,000 men and could try to seize power if unhappy with outcome of UN-led election

The Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has warned that the country may not be ready for democracy even though the UN is planning to hold elections this year.

Haftar, a former CIA asset who controls nearly half of Libya from his base in the east of the country, said: “The upcoming elections in the country must bring a solution to the current bloodshed, but if the situation and the chaos continue after the elections, then we will say ‘enough is enough’ and take action.”

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