Libya’s parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Libya’s parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Libya’s internationally recognised parliament voted on Monday to reject a unity government proposed under a U.N.-backed plan to resolve the country’s political crisis and armed conflict.

Of 104 members attending the session in the eastern city of Tobruk, 89 voted against backing the government.

Since 2014, Libya has had two competing parliaments and governments, one based in Tripoli and the other in the east. Both are backed by loose alliances of armed groups and former rebels who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Eastern lawmakers said the proposed 32-member government had been rejected because it included too many posts. They said that the Tunis-based Presidential Council now had 10 days to put forward a new, shorter list of ministers. Read more

 

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