FACTBOX-International recognition of Libya's rebel movement

Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:21pm GMT
 

June 22 (Reuters) - Libya's rebel National Transitional Council has declared itself the sole legitimate representative of the Libyan people and formed an interim government while it conducts military operations aimed at removing Muammar Gaddafi.

A total of 19 states as of June 22 have publicly recognised the NTC as legitimately representing the Libyan people.

Others have implicitly recognised the Council as a political force -- for example by visiting its leaders in its Benghazi stronghold, or hosting them for talks -- but have stopped short of fully recognising it as representing the Libyan people.

RECOGNITION OF NTC AS REPRESENTING LIBYAN PEOPLE

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