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Will Libya’s Parliament Choose a New Government on Monday?

Libya’s Member of Parliament (MP), Jibril Waheeda, said the MPs will ask for a vote during the next session on Monday to change the current Government of National Unity (GNU).

In statements to the Fawasel media, Waheeda confirmed that Parliament may complete some of the issues raised in the previous session by the Road Map Committee and the High National Election Commission (HNEC). It noted that the terms of the Parliament session next Monday are still unclear.

The Spokesman of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Abdullah Blehaig, accused the outgoing GNU, headed by Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, of creating obstacles for the country’s presidential elections.

In statements to Sky News Arabia on December 28th, Blehaig said that the Road Map Committee will decide the fate of Al-Dbaiba’s government.

On December 22nd, the Libyan Parliament formed a 10-member committee tasked with preparing a roadmap after the holding of the December 24th vote on time had been canceled.

The Spokesman pointed out that the HoR amended the election law as requested by the HNEC.

The presidential elections were supposed to take place on December 24th, according to the plan sponsored by the United Nations (UN), but the HNEC announced last Wednesday that it could not be held and suggested postponing it to January 24th, 2022.

The elections are part of a roadmap adopted by the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), in order to restore stability in Libya following years of political division and insecurity.

The vote, after a year of relative calm, was to have been Libya’s first-ever direct presidential ballot. However months of disputes finally saw the vote postponed just two days before it was to take place when the committee overseeing the election declared holding it impossible on the scheduled date.

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