Will the Libyan Parliament vote on New Government?


The Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Saleh, arrived in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, on an official visit on Friday.

The speaker was received by the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Naser Bourita, to discuss the latest developments in Libya.

Saleh urged the country’s Prime Minister-designate, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, to form a government that represents all factions in the North African country.

“There are differences,” Saleh told reporters in Rabat, after talks with Moroccan top diplomat.

“Everyone should be represented so that (Libya) can emerge from the tunnel,” Saleh added.

He also called on all Members of Parliament to hold a session in Sirte to discuss granting confidence to the new unity government on Monday. However, if this is not possible, the session will be held in Tobruk, the temporary seat of the Parliament.

On Thursday Dbeibah said he faced a Friday deadline to form his government.

He also told reporters that the names of proposed ministers will be disclosed in parliament during a vote of confidence for his line-up.

The Premier has until the 19th of March to win approval for a cabinet, before tackling the giant task of unifying Libya’s proliferating institutions and leading the transition up to the polls on the 24th of December.

Dbeibah was selected early this month in a UN-sponsored inter-Libyan dialogue, the latest internationally backed bid to salvage the country from a decade of conflict and fragmented political fiefdoms.

The oil-rich country has been mired in chaos, with two rival governments eventually emerging – the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) in the west and the Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Field Marshal Khalifa.