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Abdul Hamid Dbeibah

Libyan Prime Minister Dbeibah proposes that votes be held at the end

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah proposed to start preparing for the June elections and to hold parliamentary elections by the end of 2022. "After the parliamentary elections are held and the new government is formed, I will not sit for even a minute," Dbeibah said in a speech on social media. Dbeibah noted that he spoke to officials of the Supreme Electoral Commission about the elections and that if the Commission is not with the people, they should look for alternative solutions. Dbeibah…

The UN urges Libyan sides to avoid provocations afterwards

On Wednesday, the UN stressed the need to refrain from all provocative acts following clashes in Tripoli recently when the rival government tried to enter the Libyan capital. UN envoy Stephanie Williams reiterated on Twitter "the critical need to remain calm on the ground under the prevailing circumstances and to avoid provocative acts and rhetoric." Following the clashes, Williams had stated that "Conflicts cannot be resolved by force, but by dialogue and mediation, and to this end the United Nations'…

Al-Mishri calls on Libya’s rival prime minister to accept change

Khalid al-Mishri, the chairman of Libya's Supreme Prime Minister, called on rival Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha to resign, while urging Tripoli-based Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah to accept change, as France urged all parties to refrain from violence. Al-Mishri noted that Bashagha tried to form his government in Tripoli in a fait accompli, as he said he rejected the attempt. Al-Mishri accused Bashagha and Dbeibah of refusing to hold elections even after five years, saying he urges the former to…

Bashagha to base the government of Libya’s Sirte after

Rival Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha, who was appointed by the parliament of Eastern pro-Putist General Khalifa Haftar, said he would establish his government in the city of Sirte after clashes broke out during his attempt to place his government in Tripoli. Bashagha said he believed in the democratic process and the peaceful transfer of government. He said his government would start working from Sirte and enter Tripoli only in peaceful ways. Clashes broke out in Tripoli between armed groups loyal to…

Rival Prime Minister Bashagha is fleeing Tripoli after clashes

Clashes erupted after Fathi Bashagha, the eastern prime minister, tried to place his government in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, forcing him to flee the city. Bashagha's office said he had arrived in Tripoli with a number of ministers from his government early on Tuesday - three months after his controversial appointment to lead an interim government in the war-torn country. His arrival would likely fuel more tensions between Libya's rival administrations. In the morning, local media reported…

Rival Libyan Prime Minister Bashagha is fleeing Tripoli

Clashes erupted after Fathi Bashagha, the eastern prime minister, tried to place his government in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, forcing him to flee the city. Bashagha's office said he had arrived in Tripoli with a number of ministers from his government early on Tuesday - three months after his controversial appointment to lead an interim government in the war-torn country. His arrival would likely fuel more tensions between Libya's rival administrations. In the morning, local media reported…

Libya’s rival sides resume UN-sponsored talks

The rival sides in Libya resumed UN-sponsored talks in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sunday, as they try to agree on constitutional changes for the delayed election. Twelve lawmakers from Libya's eastern parliament and 11 from the High Council of State, an advisory body from western Libya, took part in the talks in Cairo, said Abdullah Bliheg, a parliamentary spokesman. Bliheg left no further details. The UN mission in Libya also said that talks had resumed at a hotel in Cairo. The first round of…

Algeria’s Tebboune reiterates its support for Dbeibah

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune reiterated his country's support for the Government of National Unity (GNU) led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in Libya. In a speech to local media, Tebboune said that the change of the Dbeibah government in Libya should take place through an election to elect a new leader who can appoint a new government. "We said it and repeat it, there is no solution in Libya without returning to the people ... when there is a parliamentary election there will be a national Libyan…

Libya’s eastern, western administrations end the election

Officials from Libya's Tripoli and Tobruk-based administrations ended week-long discussions in the Egyptian capital Cairo without an agreement on constitutional arrangements for elections, according to a UN statement. Twelve lawmakers from Libya's eastern parliament and 12 from the High Council of State, an advisory body in the western Libyan capital Tripoli, took part in the UN - mediated talks that ended on Monday in Cairo. The UN Special Adviser to Libya, Stephanie Williams, said that officials…

Libya’s rival governments are meeting for election talks

Officials from the two rival governments in Libya began talks in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday about controversial constitutional arrangements for their country's election, the UN support mission in Libya said. Twelve lawmakers from Libya's eastern parliament and 12 from the High Council of State, an advisory body in the western Libyan capital Tripoli, are participating, according to Parliament spokesman Abdullah Bliheg. The UN Special Adviser to Libya, Stephanie Williams, said that the meetings in…

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