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Libyan Parliament Agrees to Direct Presidential Election

Libya's new parliament agreed on Tuesday that the next president would be elected by popular vote as lawmakers sought to overcome a confrontation between two armed factions. Western partners hope the new parliament will open space for negotiations between rival militias and their political backers and return Libya to stability after a month of clashes that have turned Tripoli and Benghazi into battlefields. The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly for the new president to...

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