Libyan Parliament Forms Committee to Investigate Government

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Abdullah Blaiheg, the official Spokesman for the Libyan Parliament announced the results of Monday’s closed-door session to discuss the request submitted by MP’s to withdraw confidence from the Government of National Unity (GNU).

In press statements on Monday, Blaiheg confirmed that the MP’s decided to form a committee tasked with investigating with the government over the agreements and decisions it has concluded.
He added that the committee’s mission is set to be completed within two weeks.

The Spokesman added that the MP’s also agreed to form a committee to reconsider introducing amendments to the Law No. 10 of 2014 regarding elections to the Parliament. This committee is scheduled to present its proposal during next week’s session.

Last week, 45 members of parliament submitted a request for a vote of no confidence against the GNU. This is due to the inability of Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba to provide convincing answers to MP’s questions during a hearing.

Last month, 29 members of parliament called for withdrawing confidence from the GNU headed by Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba. They accused the government of “not providing the simplest services to the Libyan people.

A signed statement stated that the PM was dealing with the eastern region “on the principle of punishment and defeat, and has become a party to the conflict.” They also accused the GNU of not adhering to the roadmap stipulated in the political agreement.

Notably, if the government does indeed lose a vote of no confidence, it will continue to carry out its duties as a ‘‘caretaker’’ government, albeit with reduced powers.

The purported reason for the lack of confidence is that the government has failed to adhere to the political roadmap, begin national reconciliation, and ensure the December elections are held on time.