Libyan Arab Socialist Union
The Arab Socialist Union of Libya (ASU; Arabic: الاتحاد الاشتراكي العربي الليبي, Al-Ittiḥād Al-Ištirākī Al-ʿArabī Al-Liby; Italian: Unione Socialista Araba Libica) was a political party in Libya from 1971 to 1977 led by Muammar Gaddafi.
|Brotherly Leader||Muammar Gaddafi|
|General Secretary||Bashir Hawady|
|Founded||11 June 1971|
|Dissolved||3 March 1977|
Many aspects of Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan socialist revolution were based on that of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Like Nasser, Gaddafi seized power with a Free Officers Movement, which in 1971 became the Arab Socialist Union of Libya. Like its Egyptian counterpart, the Libyan ASU was the sole legal party and was designed as a vehicle for integrated national expression rather than as a political party.
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