en months after the bloody struggle to oust longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's National Transitional Council officially ceded power to the National Congress, an interim legislature chosen in a historic election in July. This transition is a big step in Libya's halting progress toward post-Gadhafi stability, but the country still faces daunting challenges in terms of security, refugees, and assimilating the militias that fought in the uprising. The 200-seat congress is expected to name a prime minister and cabinet before elections for a permanent parliament are held later this year.
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