The House of Representatives (HoR) the legislature of the Tobruk-based Al-Thinni Libyan government has failed to agree on a new team of representatives to send to the Libya Dialogue.
|The HoR is a rival of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA). The Libya Dialogue is to meet to suggest amendments to the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) designed to ensure that the HoR government will vote confidence in the GNA and amend the constitutional declaration of 2011 as required by the LPA.|
These included: to reform the Presidential Council (PC) by reducing the membership from 9 to 3; to create a new council to assume the powers of the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army (rather than the PC holding this power); and to appoint a separate prime minister to head the Government of National Accord (GNA) cabinet (rather than the head of the PC also being the head of the GNA).The HoR was scheduled to meet on January 30th to appoint delegates and discuss the amendments but there was no quorum. There has been no report of when a new Dialogue meeting is to take place or where or what the status of the amendments supposedly already agreed to are. It is now over six months since the last rejection of the GNA and progress towards creating a new unity government with the east and field marshal Haftar included seems to be close to zero. This may not bother Haftar who appears to be strengthening his position but the GNA appears to be losing power and prestige. The GNA is even unable to put down the revival of the rival Salvation Government. There are periodic clashes of different militia groups in Tripoli that the GNA seems powerless to stop or prevent.