Fighting in Tripoli – Prime Minister left

Violence erupted earlier than daybreak after Fathi Bashagha’s workers introduced that “Libyan Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha has arrived, along with several ministers, in the capital, Tripoli, to begin work there.”

After a number of hours of clashes, former Interior Minister Bashagha’s camp introduced that he and his ministers had left the capital “to preserve the security of citizens”.

Libya has been dominated by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah. He is being challenged by Bashagha, who in February was appointed rival prime minister by parliament within the japanese metropolis of Tobruk. He has the help of the East Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar.

However, the rich businessman Dbeibah has refused to resign and insists he’ll solely hand over to an elected authorities. According to the settlement reached final yr, with the assistance of UN mediation, Dbeibah can be head of presidency till Libya holds new parliamentary and presidential elections. But the elections have been postponed, and no new election date has but been set.

UN envoy Stephanie Williams requires calm and for the rival events to resolve their disputes via talks.

Libya has been divided by battle since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in 2011.

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