The Next Step for Libyan Democracy

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, flashes the V-sign for victory as he appears in front of supporters and journalists in the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 23, 2011. (DARIO LOPEZ-MILLS/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

The world has been watching Libya, after rebel forces entered and took control of the capital city of Tripoli Sunday night, attempting to oust Col. Moammar Gadhafi, who is still at large. The streets of Tripoli yesterday were a mix of celebrations and gunfire, as rebels and Gadhafi loyalists faced off. CNN reporter Matthew Chance said last night that he saw Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli. Seif al-Islam said that all of his family, including his father, was in Tripoli, and that the rebel's claims of capturing them were false. 

Larry Korb, former assistant secretary of defense and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Huda Abuzeid, a Libyan opposition activist who plans to return to Libya soon, talk about whether Libya can build a new government after decades of autocratic rule.

Guests:

Huda Abuzeid and Larry Korb

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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