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Military denies interfering in politics

Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan military on Monday refuted allegations that it was interfering in the country's politics, while hailing the orderly behavior of the population during peaceful demonstrations held Friday and Saturday.

The Libyan news agency quoted a statement issued by the military as saying that soldiers had kept away from meddling into politics.

Libyans demonstrated Friday and Saturday on the main cities of Benghazi and Tripoli to  demand the non-extension of the mandate of the National Congress (GNC, parliament) which ended 7 February.

Although no ugly incidents were reported during these demonstrations, many observers expressed fear that the event could lead to anarchy and insecurity in the country

Following the demonstrations, members of the General National Congress resigned enmasse but parliamentary spokesman Hameidane Omar said the resignations did not comply with the law.

Pana 11/02/2014