US Ambassador Urges Libyan Parliament to Approve New Government


On Thursday, US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland urged the Libyan Parliament to grant confidence to National Unity Government (NUG).

He also stressed the need for “swift action” on the part of Libyan leaders in repairing the electricity sector and other key areas.

“HoR confirmation of the new interim government is urgently required so it can get on with the job,” the US Embassy in Libya tweeted.

Libyan MP, Issa Al-Eraibi claimed that more than 120 MPs will participate in the upcoming parliamentary session to grant confidence to the NUG.

Last Saturday, Parliament Speaker Ageela Saleh called on MPs to convene on Monday, 8 March in Sirte to discuss the vote of confidence for the NUG.

Notably, 25 MPs requested Parliament to postpone the session, until investigations into allegations of voting bribery are concluded.
A leaked UN report noted that two participants of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) allegedly offered bribes of between $150,000-200,000 US dollars to at least three others, if they promised to vote for Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba as PM.