Libyans would like to see the national reconciliation issue, so far neglected, be taken seriously by this new government and treated with urgency. More than a million Libyans are displaced inside and outside the country and hope to return home to a relatively safe environment.
Tawergha, a town of over 40,000 people east of Tripoli, was destroyed by militias from neighboring Misrata after they accused the entire town of backing the former regime in 2011. The residents were forced to flee and live in refugee camps scattered all over Libya. For them, to return home is their ultimate wish. While in Tripoli, Kobler visited one such camp and had a firsthand experience of the miserable life those Libyans are forced to live.
It will be a very difficult task for the new government to balance its domestic obligations with its international responsibilities. However, it has no choice but to face these conflicting sets of priorities head on, or it will meet the same fate as the four previous Libyan governments since the war in 2011.
They came and went after wasting billions of dollars of public money, and little was done to improve the lives of ordinary citizens, let alone restore peace and social harmony.