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Opposition makes plan for 'post-Gaddafi' Libya

RIA Novosti

14:20 08/08/2011 MOSCOW, August 8 (RIA Novosti) - The Libyan opposition has developed a plan to stabilize the country after Muammar Gaddafi's departure, Arab media reported on Monday.

Under the plan, the Transitional National Council, the supreme political body of the Libyan opposition, will retain "the majority of state infrastructure organizations" to prevent chaos similar to the one that "hit Iraq after the overthrow of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein."

The opposition will establish "special units" in Tripoli to ensure security and guarantee stability in the country's capital, as well as to track down and arrest Gaddafi's close associates.

The units will total between 10,000 and 15,000 people.

In addition, "special security forces of the transitional government" will be raised, including 5,000 police.

The opposition says about 800 government officials have already declared their complete support for the TNC, and they will form the core of new state and government agencies.

Up to 70% of all high ranking officials will work in the new government, according to the TNC.

The TNC plan underscores that the opposition will not seek to destroy the configuration of power that has evolved in the country but, quite the contrary, will make the best possible use of the existing state and government structures."

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