The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, says that Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah is using drones “to terrorize his political opponents” following the government’s airstrikes that targeted specific militias in Al-Mishri’s hometown of Zawiya.
How the man who wants to be president of Libya committed political suicide
Libya’s Tobruk-based Parliament voted on 16 May to dismiss Fathi Bashagha, as prime minister of parallel government in the east of the country and replaced him with his Finance Minister, Osama Hamada. Only 70 parliamentarians out of 200-strong legislature voted to strip him of his duties.
Libya: Former PM make discreet visit to Paris to play role against Dbeibeh
Prime Minister of former Tripoli-based “Government of National Salvation”, Khalifa al-Ghwell, made discreet visit to Paris on 14 May, preparing to return to front lines of the Libyan political scene & play leading role against the current Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, according to Africa Intelligence website.
Saleh “will not accept” that Dbeibeh government supervises elections
Aguila Saleh, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, said on Saturday the House will not accept that the Government of National Unity, led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, supervises the elections which is planned by the end of the year.
“Political absurdity”: Al-Mishri slams parliament’s decision to oust Bashagha
Khaled Al-Mishri, chairman of Libya’s High Council of State, criticized the parliament’s decision on Tuesday to to replace Fathi Bashagha as prime minister, slamming the move as a “political absurdity” in a statement via Twitter.
Libyan parliament replaces its appointed prime minister
Libya’s eastern-based parliament voted on Tuesday to replace Fathi Bashagha as prime minister, its spokesperson said, after he failed to take office in Tripoli where the incumbent Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah has refused to cede power.
High Level meeting held on HNEC state of readiness to hold elections
Head of Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, and Head of Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, met with Head of the Electoral Commission (HNEC), Imad al-Sayeh, on Sunday, to see HNEC’s readiness to conduct elections scheduled before the end of this year.
Highest-level security meeting held over Zawia militia clashes
A meeting was held Tuesday, in the Presidential Council’s office, which included the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army, the Prime Minister – Minister of Defence, Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, the Chief of General Intelligence, the Chief of the General Staff, and a number of specific Chiefs of Staff, with the …
Relapsing into deadlock: Libya’s recurring government splits and international recognition dilemmas
In Libya, domestic authority fractures have become a constant in the midst of a fluid conflict. The practices of international recognition of governments pursued since 2011 have faced dilemmas stemming from three dichotomies: international vs domestic recognition; legitimacy vs effectiveness; and coherence vs inclusivity in conflict mediation and peacemaking.
Bashagha says unifying military and security institutions unlikely in the near future
The Prime Minister designated by the House of Representatives (HoR) to replace the current PM (Abdul Hamid Dbeibah), Fathi Bashagha, said unifying the military and security institutions would not be possible in the near future, adding in an interview with Russian news agency, Sputnik, that there could be a formation …