General People's Congress (GPC)
GENERAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS (GPC)
Ostensibly, Libya's governing body.
Formally the preeminent governing body of Libya, the General People's Congress (GPC) was formed after the March 1977 declaration of the era of the jamahiriyya. Delegates are selected from among district-level basic people's congresses, people's committees, and professional associations. Charged with debating reports from government agencies, the GPC meets infrequently and serves primarily as a sounding board for the head of state, Muammar al-Qaddafi.
See also Jamahiriyya; Qaddafi, Muammar al.