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Libya's rulers vow quick return to normal daily life

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Libya’s new leaders say they will not wait for the end of battles with pro-Gaddafi fighters before they move towards a new democratic system.

Forces in Muammer Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte are among those still resisting anti-Gaddafi troops and the search for the ousted dictator is still proving elusive.

But the new National Transitional Council says getting daily life back to normal is a top priority.

For example, people are queueing for petrol at service stations because of shortages, but officials say they hope to restart fuel production in the coming days.

Overseas oil companies are already in talks with Libya’s new leaders, hoping to get a slice of the market.

Officials say they hope to get the oil-rich country’s production back to full strength within 15 months.

This as they promise to draft a new constitution within eight months and organise elections for 2013.