Libya’s High State Cancel Calls on Al-Sarraj to Remain in Office

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The Head of Libya’s High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, asked the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, to remain in office and postpone his resignation.

In a statement published by the HCS’s media office, Al-Mishri called on Al-Sarraj to continue performing his duties until the selection of a new Presidential Council. This is in order to avoid a political vacuum, and for the sake of the country’s stability.

The statement pointed out that Al-Mishri’s message to Al-Sarraj came in light of the exceptional circumstances the country is currently going through. This is particularly in regard to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), which aims to achieve a unified vision on the new governance structure in the country. This will be through the reshaping of the country’s Presidential Council, and the holding of national elections, as soon as possible.

In September, Prime Minister Al-Sarraj announced his resignation in a televised speech.
He stated his intention to hand over power to a new administration, by the end of October, in parallel with the holding of inter-Libyan peace talks in Geneva.