Col. Muammar al-Qadhafi had no official title, but he ran Libya and is the de facto chief of state. The Secretary of the General People's Congress was chief of state in theory but was not treated as such. The Secretary of the General People's Committee played the role of prime minister.
By the early 1990s Qadhafi appeared focused on making room in the top echelons of power for Libya's second "revolutionary" generation, men in their 40's and 50's. These were unswervingly loyal to Qadhafi. They proved it by crushing a number of uprisings, particularly in October 1993 and March 1994, and in taking part in hunting down the regime's opponents.
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
Date of Information: 3/17/2010