According to the terms of the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) signed on December 17 in Skhirat, Morocco, the Government of National Accord(GNA) must be formed and its political program presented to the House of Representatives by midnight tonight.
|The Libya Herald reports the announcement of the formation of the GNA has been postponed for 48 hours or two days. This violates the terms of the LPA. It is hardly a surprise that there is a rumour that the Libya Dialogue team who signed the LPA insisted that if there were no government chosen by the deadline, the present Presidential Council would be sacked and a new group chosen.|
“It’s like a father at the hospital waiting for his wife to give birth, not knowing if it is going to be a son or a daughter. Except in this case we don’t know if the infant is going to be born damaged or with little chance of survival – or maybe stillborn.”Even if it is born during the next 48 hours, it still will begin to breathe and its term start, only after it receives a vote of confidence in the HoR. This must happen within 10 days. The last four times it has met it has failed to achieve a quorum.