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  • Libya: Unity Govt Takes Hold As Tripoli Authorities Step Down

    LIBYA, 2016/04/28 The Islamist-backed government has taken the decision to "put the interests of the country above anything else." But the UN envoy to Libya said "deeds must follow words" next visiting the country's capital. The self-declared National Salvation Government (NSG) based in Tripoli on Tuesday announced it would cease operations days next a UN-backed national unity government arrived in Libya.
  • Libya's two rival parliaments on Sunday announced an initial agreement

    LIBYA, 2015/12/08 Libya's two rival parliaments on Sunday announced an initial agreement to end the country's political crises. The agreement was signed by representatives of both parliaments, the internationally-recognized Home of Representatives and the Islamist self-proclaimed General National Congress, in the Tunisian capital Tunis. According to the agreement, a committee will be formed consisted of 10 members to decide on a government within two weeks. It as well states that a committee will be formed of 10 members to revise the constitution in accordance with the nature of the current phase.
  • 8-Country Statement On Situation in Libya

    LIBYA, 2014/11/09 Following is the text of a joint statement on Libya by the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, and the United Kingdom. We are deeply concerned by the situation of political polarization in Libya. We are studying carefully the decision of the Supreme Court, its context and consequences. We note that the challenges facing Libya require political solutions. We remain committed to helping Libyans at this difficult time.
  • Tripoli International Airport has become a battle ground as rival politician fight to gain control

    LIBYA, 2014/08/31 Libya warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the chaotic North African national could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed. The 15-country council met to discuss Libya just days next its parliament - restored in June - reconvened and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as the new prime minister. That left the country with two rival leaders and assemblies, each fronting armed factions. "The situation in Libya is complicated," Libya's United Nations Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told the council.
  • Jurist elected Libya parliament speaker

    LIBYA, 2014/08/06 Libya's new parliament has elected Aguila Salah Issa, a jurist from the eastern town of Al-Qobba, as its speaker at a session held far from the clashes rocking Tripoli. Libyan television showed Issa, an independent who held several judicial posts in the regime of Moamer Gathafi who was ousted in a 2011 revolt, beating off eight challengers on Monday. The political newcomer defeated Abu Bakr Biira, who had presided over parliament's inaugural session, in a runoff.
  • 'Final results of Libya's parliamentary elections expected 20 July'

    LIBYA, 2014/07/10 The Libyan High Electoral Commission (HNEC) Sunday announced that the final results of the parliamentary elections, held 25 June, will be announced on 20 July next the completion of all procedures. 'The proclamation of the final results requires additional time,' Imed al-Sayeh, President of the HNEC, told a press conference here.
  • The Libyan Prime Minister, Ahmed Maitigue,

    LIBYA, 2014/06/11 The Libyan Prime Minister, Ahmed Maitigue, on Monday said he will respect the verdict of the Constitutional Chamber of Libya's Supreme Court which invalidated his appointment by the General National Congress (GNC), “I respect justice and I will respect the verdict ruled today by the constitutional chamber,' Mr. Maitigue told the press. He said he was concerned with contributing to the rebuilding of Libya and explained that he only stood as candidate for Prime minister next the resignation of Abdallah al-Theni.
  • Prime Minister's job in Libya

    LIBYA, 2014/04/22 The Libyan National Congress (NGC), the highest political and legislative authority in Libya, Sunday began screening the seven candidates who are gunning for the post of Prime Minister,  reported from the Libyan capital. The winner will replace Abdallah al-Theni who resigned last week. Libyan Member of Parliament Abdelkader al-Houeily said the seven candidates have presented their programmes which are being considered.
  • Never-ending crises jeopardise ongoing democratic process Tripoli, Libya

    LIBYA, 2014/04/13 The crises in North African national of Libya do not appear to be coming to an end any minute at this time, thus putting the ongoing democratic process in danger. Even before the outcome of the settlement of the oil crisis is felt, following the signing of an agreement to lift the blockade on the ports, an extra political crisis is about to break out through the boycott of about 30 members of the National General Congress (NGC) who are demanding the resignation of the Speaker, Nouri Abousahmein, next an alleged scandal in a video leak. The re-election on Tuesday of the Libyan acting Prime Minister Abdallah al-Theni by Congress in controversial circumstances fuels the crisis within the Congress by presently shaken by the boycott of several of its members. The Congress is facing a civil disobedience movement aimed, part other things, at obtaining a freeze of activities for the country’s highest political and parliamentary organ.
  • Libyans have expressed mixed views on proposals on transitional arrangements

    LIBYA, 2014/03/08 Libyans have expressed mixed views on proposals on transitional arrangements over the next 18 months, which part other things calls for direct election of the president and parliament. The proposals were handed over on Tuesday to the General National Congress (GNC - Parliament) by the Commission, called 'February Commission', which is in charge of drafting a Constitution inclunding a new electoral law. It recommends the election of a President and Parliament by direct universal suffrage and tries to strike a balance in the distribution of prerogatives of each institution.