Fathi Bachagha chooses Sirte as the seat of his government

The Libyan Prime Minister appointed by the House of Representatives, Fathi Bachagha, said in a speech held on Wednesday, May 5, 2022 in Sirte, that his government will henceforth perform its functions from this city. On several occasions he tried to take up his duties in Tripoli but without success, before giving up.

To avoid shedding blood, Fathi Bachagha had no choice but to settle elsewhere than in Tripoli. He will perform his duties from Sirte where his government will have its seat. Sirte, which is located in the middle of the country, he says, “experiences no tensions or hostilities with other Libyan cities”.

According to him, the countries involved in Libya are largely responsible for the instability that prevails there. They collide on Libyan soil for, he claims, “each to defend their own interests”. As for differences of opinion between Libyans, which he considers to be minimal, they can be resolved through dialogue. However, his initiative to ensure peaceful transfer of power through an inclusive national dialogue is not gaining momentum.

In his speech, Fathi Bachagha attacked his opponent Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the outgoing Prime Minister, accusing him of “blocking all roads leading to the election” in order to “stay in power as long as possible”.

Abdelhamid Dbeibah refuses to resign before the election of a new parliament. He rejected Fathi Bachagha’s proposal and sent him back to the polls as the only solution.

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