Libya Herald provides useful time-line of formation of Libyan Government of National Accord
Sam Zaptia, journalist and co-founder of the Libya Herald, has provided a useful outline and diagrams sketching the projected process of setting up the new Government of National(GNA) and then the approval of a new constitution and subsequent elections.
|The Libya Herald published the outline based on UN documents. Unfortunately, the documents are out of date. They must have been prepared while Bernardino Leon was UN Special Envoy to Leon since there are specific dates in late October mentioned in which certain events were to take place, but nothing happened at that time! Nevertheless, Zaptia's outline still gives a good overall picture of what the UN plans. The diagrams are small within the article but if you click on them, they appear separately and in large enough format to read easily.|
It requires that the HoR endorses the GNA and its political programme born out of the LPA.The Constitutional Drafting Authority(CDA) is also to present a draft of a new constitution to the GNA for approval and terms of a public referendum on the constitution. Assuming the referendum passes, a timeline would then be set out to hold general elections to form a new legitimized legislature and government.
The term of the Government of National Accord shall be one year as of the date of granting it a vote of confidence by the House of Representatives.The HoR has a definite timeline for approval of the LPA:
Article (3)One wonders what happens if the HoR insists on a longer period for discussion or fails to give a vote of confidence in the GNA.The Prime Minister, within a period that does not exceed one month of the adoption of thisAgreement, shall submit a full agreed list of the members of the Government of NationalAccord and its programme to the House of Representatives to fully endorse it, grant it a voteof confidence and adopt its program in accordance with the legally stated procedures within aperiod that does not exceed ten (10) days of its submission to the House of Representatives.
The Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigade (TRB), representing Tripoli’s militias have announced that they will not support either of the conflicting political Libyan parties but will support one government of national unity.This group is not connected with Libya Dawn, the main militia group associated with the GNC. We should have reports soon on the progress of the security arrangements. Unless there is agreement with the main militia groups associated with the GNC it will be hazardous to meet in Tripoli. The GNA may decide to meet elsewhere as is allowed under the LPA.
All the competencies of senior military, civilian and security positions are transferred to the Presidency Council. Libya Herald understands this to mean that Presidency Council has complete and total authority and sovereignty to appoint or dismiss the Central Bank f Libya Governor or the Libyan Investment Authority chairman or the Attorney General or the Chief of Staff of the Libyan National Army etc.The text of the LPA on July 2 is actually rather explicit saying of the Presidential Council's functions:
a. Assume the functions of the Supreme Commander of the Libyan armyb. Appointment and removal of the Head of the General Intelligence Service uponthe approval of the House of Representatives.c. Appointment of ambassadors and representatives of Libya in internationalorganizations based on a proposal from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, accordingto Libyan legislations in force.d. Appointment and removal of senior officials.