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Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest.


Our standard dataset contains 595 entities connected with Libya. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Libya. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 292 entities identified as PEPs connected with Libya.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Chairman of the Presidential Council-11
Deputy Prime Minister2--
Interim Prime Minister1--
President, GNU Presidency Council1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture1--
Minister of Animal & Marine Resources1--
Minister of Civil Service1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Defense181
Minister of Economy & Commerce1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Environment1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research1--
Minister of Housing & Construction1--
Minister of Industry & Minerals1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Labor & Rehabilitation1--
Minister of Local Government1--
Minister of Oil & Gas1--
Minister of Planning1--
Minister of Social Affairs1--
Minister of Sports1--
Minister of State for Cabinet & Prime Minister's Affairs1--
Minister of State for Communication & Political Affairs1--
Minister of State for Economic Affairs1--
Minister of State for Women's Affairs1--
Minister of Technical & Vocational Education1--
Minister of Tourism--1
Minister of Tourism & Handicrafts1--
Minister of Transportation1--
Minister of Water Resources1--
Minister of Youth1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Representatives-5184
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Libya Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Libya-41
ambassador to Libya--2
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Libya--4

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister of Libya-106
Foreign Minister of Libya-14-
Deputy Prime Minister of Libya-52
Minister of Housing-21
Deputy President, GNU Presidency Council2--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...