Some members of HoR meet with Presidential Council of GNA
Deputy Presidents Emhemed Shouaib and Ehmeed Homa headed a House of Representatives (HoR) delegation that met with PM of the GNA Faiez Serraj and the Presidency Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA).
|The HoR members were from the south. The Presidential Council (PC) said the meeting was organized in a bid to find a mechanism that would achieve "a high level of national consensus" and a "means of enabling the HoR in its role as the legislative authority" of Libya. Presumably this means the legislative authority of the Government of National Accord (GNA), as required by the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). There is no mention of the necessity for an amendment to the constitutional declaration of 2011.|
The meeting shows a number of interesting things. Firstly, that the PC still recognizes the sole, legitimate, legislative authority of the HoR in Libya, despite the fact that in Tripoli it has started to act as a legitimate authority prior to its GNA being approved by the HoR.
The pro HoR political forces in the east are split into at least two camps. On the one hand they support a PC/GNA in principle, but insist on it being protected by an independent-of-militias and so called ‘’Islamists’’ army in Tripoli. The pro Hafter and Federalists in the east insist on Hafter leading any Libyan National Army. To this end, the Hafter camp object to article 8 of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and will not allow a vote to go ahead in the HoR approving the GNA prior to article 8 being dropped.However, those who accept the GNA in principle also demand that section 8 be dropped.