Libyan Parliament to Hold Plenary Session


On Thursday, Libyan Parliament Speaker, Ageela Saleh called on all MP’s to attend an official session on Tuesday, in Benghazi.

The session would be devoted to completing discussions on the unified salary law for state workers, in addition to the Internal Security and the Constitutional Court draft laws.

In early September, Libyan authorities in Tripoli prevented a number of MP’s from leaving Mitiga Airport for Benghazi.

On Tuesday, Libyan MP Aisha Al-Tabliqi said that the representatives of Cyrenaica in the Parliament and the High Council of State (HCS) discussed the establishment of a legislative council of both houses in the eastern region.

She added that the meeting, which was attended by 40 MP’s and HCS members, was held in the city of Al-Bayda.

During its plenary session in September, the Parliament announced the appointment of Abdullah Burazizah as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, replacing Mohamed Al-Hafi.

In his address during the session, Ageela Saleh confirmed that the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir and the Heads of the Audit Bureau and the Administrative Control Authority “have lost their legal status and are no longer affiliated with the Parliament.”

Saleh confirmed that “these institutions have failed to abide by the Parliament’s resolutions, and continue to receive orders from the outgoing Government of National Unity (GNU) led by Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba.”

Saleh called on the High Council of State (HCS) to “respond to the Parliament regarding these positions, and charge them with neglecting the duties assigned to them.”

Saleh also accused the Presidential Council of siding with the GNU, and failing to remain neutral.

He stated that a plan will be prepared to ensure the equal distribution of oil and gas revenues. This would bypass Al-Kabir, and the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC).

Libya is politically torn between Fathi Bashagha, who was elected by the Libyan Parliament to lead the country in February, and Dbaiba, who refuses to relinquish power.

Tensions have been rising for months in Libya as the two Prime Ministers vie for power; rising fears of renewed conflict two years after a landmark truce.

Notably, frequent fighting between armed groups has taken place in and around the capital, Tripoli. As forces aligned with Dbaiba further consolidate control.

In late August, several rival factions battled in Tripoli, killing 32 people. Following the fighting, both Bashagha and Dbaiba visited Turkey.

The United Nations has been pushing the rival parties to organize elections to resolve the legitimacy crisis.