Way forward in Libya after lost confidence vote unclear
After the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) lost a vote of confidence in the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), the Presidency Council agreed to present a new list of ministers within ten days.
|France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and the US have all called upon the HoR to endorse the new cabinet line-up within the time limit. A report on the issue continues:|
Libyan authorities sent a new list of the team of the unity government to the House of Representatives for approval. In a joint statement, NATO allies praised the move, saying “members of the House of Representatives are responsible for taking the next vital step in implementing the Libya Political Agreement, which provides the only means to restore peace and stability in Libya.”If this is correct then the Presidential Council (PC) was able to reduce the number of ministries from 17 to eight as demanded by the HoR within less than a week. No information is given as to who the new choices are or as to when the PC met or the mechanisms they used to make decisions or even if the PC as a group even decided the issue.
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it welcomed the Libya Presidential Council’s proposal to appoint new ministers in the Government of National Accord (GNA). The proposal has been presented to the Libyan House of Representatives and is pending approval.Although the wording is a bit vague presumably the proposal is the new list of ministers. There again is no mention of the number but it appears that the list is "pending approval" by the HoR. Neither report suggests when the vote will take place. If the list is already submitted it could be as early as this Monday. No announcement of receipt of the list or as to any upcoming meeting has been issued as yet by the HoR.