Ageela Saleh: Parliament to Vote on Confidence of Interim Government

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Libyan Parliament Speaker, Ageela Saleh stated that they wished to grant the upcoming interim government confidence during the next parliamentary session.

During a meeting with Tobruk notables, he called for holding a constitutional referendum after the presidential elections. He stressed the need to not rush to pass the draft constitution, “because it requires almost unanimity by the Libyan people.”

Saleh added that they have completed “distinguished work,” by dividing the country into three districts for the constitutional referendum. The three districts of Tripoli, Barqa and Fezzan must each receive 50% of the votes to pass the referendum successfully.

Earlier this month, Mohamed Al-Menfi was elected as the new Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, while Abdel-Hamid Dabiba was named as the new Prime Minister. The transitional government will lead the country until national elections scheduled for 24 December. The interim government must obtain the confidence of Parliament within 21 days.