An anonymous but prominent member of the Presidency Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), claims the GNA will soon move to Tripoli whether or not the internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) votes on the issue.
|According to a report in the Libya Herald, the source said the move will be "very soon." According to the terms of the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) agreed to in Skhirat, Morocco, on December 17, the GNA must receive a vote of approval in the HoR before its term begins.|
US says recognised parliament (Tobruk) has agreed unity govt. because of Feb 23 letter signed by 100 MPs.This suggests an actual vote might not be necessary. If this is the strategy, it is just one more of numerous violations of the LPA. Others include ignoring article 8 of the additional provisions of the LPA and also naming a group of GNC members to the State Council without the approval of the GNC but selected by an expelled member of the GNC. The GNC does not even support the GNA. The additional section 8 gave the function of commander in chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) to the presidency council back on December 17 when the LPA was signed. This would relieve the existing commander, Khalifa Haftar, of his job. This matter does not even come up in mainstream media any longer.
The militias, the official stated, “want two things: money, and an amnesty,” adding that the Presidency Council had agreed to give them both.“The militias see that the Ghwell government has no money”, he said. But they also know the GNA will have it, he added, noting that the militias would “go where the money was”.This is a much more convincing narrative than that of Kobler who speaks of the signers of the LPA as brave and courageous Libyans who put the national interest above their own. Many of the militia who support the GNA are already bought and paid for. However, to fund these militias, the GNA will need to gain control of the Libyan National Bank and the National Oil Company with headquarters in Tripoli. The GNA might not be able to achieve this without the use of force.