The internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) government was to meet yesterday to give a vote of confidence in the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).
|Members of the HoR, including a number who had been boycotting sessions, gathered in Tobruk for the vote. However, the GNA Presidency Council, who had been meeting in Skhirat, Morocco, to produce the new slate of ministers of the GNA, failed to come to an agreement on time. The HoR representatives had no list to vote on.|
"The Presidency Council is made up of 9 people; they are supposed to represent all Libya, but frankly speaking they all either represent parties, individuals, or private ideologies. Most sovereign ministries will be in Tripoli which we refuse."
In an attempt to diffuse the problem the Council is reported to be looked at a number of alternatives. These are that Prime Minister-designate Faiez Serraj take on the defence ministry himself, that a committee be set up to assume to functions for three months, or than no one be appointed to the post at present.Earlier the Council decided that the defense ministry would go to someone from the south, but that plan seems to have been abandoned. Southern representatives in the HoR might as a result decide to vote against the GNA.