Loss of vote of confidence spun as a step forward by Libyan unity government
You would never know that the UN-backed Government of National Accord had just suffered the defeat of a vote of confidence in the government by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR)
|Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) commended the resumption of the HoR sessions. Earlier sessions meant to hold a vote on the GNA as required by the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) either were without a quorum or were disrupted so no vote was taken. Kobler has all along insisted that the HoR majority approves of the GNA but have never been able to vote that approval. In fact a letter of 100 members indicating approval was used in part to justify activating the GNA and moving it to Tripoli. However, until the formal vote is made and HoR approves the GNA there is no legislature of the GNA.|
They emphasised the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2259 which endorses the Rome Communiqué of 13 December 2015 and the Libya Political Agreement to support the GNA as the sole legitimate government of Libya and reject official contact with parallel institutions that claim to be the legitimate authority but are outside the Libya Political Agreement.The GNA itself has tried to negotiate deals with the parallel NOC and CBL. Numbers of countries have had dealings with the parallel armed forces led by Haftar.
We remain committed to providing our full support to the Libyan people, to the PC, and the GNA led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj as they work to restore unity and rebuild Libya. We reiterate our full support for the ongoing work of UNSMIL and UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Martin Kobler.The cheerleaders are all united though Libya remains divided. Unless that is that you consider the fact that Russia, UAE, Egypt, and no doubt others support Haftar and the HoR. France helped Haftar, and the UK and US have special forces in Benghazi it would seem.