The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has commented on the protests across Libya on Twitter, saying he joins the voices of those protesters in demanding the holding of elections and departure of all current political bodies, including his government.
A senior UN official for Libya on Saturday condemned the storming of the parliament’s headquarters by angry demonstrators as part of protests in several cities against the political class and deteriorating economic conditions.
Libyan protesters will keep demonstrating until all the ruling elites quit power, they said on Saturday, after rallies in most main cities on Friday culminated in a crowd storming the parliament building in Tobruk and torching parts of it.
Protesters stormed Libya’s parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk, demonstrating against deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock, Libyan media reported.
Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, has renewed his full support to the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to implement the upcoming national election process.
UNSMIL announced Thursday that the second meeting of national and international ceasefire monitors facilitated by UNSMIL took place 27 & 28 June with the participation of two members of the Joint Military Committee (5+5) representing the east and the west.
Libya’s House of Representatives said on Thursday that it failed to reach agreement with the High Council of State on eligibility requirements for elections candidates during the two-day talks between the leaders of both chambers in Geneva.
Talks between rival Libyan institutions in Geneva ended on Thursday without progress to move towards elections, the United Nations Libya Advisor, Stephanie Williams said in a statement.
The National Oil Corporation (NOC), Libya’s state-owned oil company, declared on Thursday force majeure in Sidra, Ras Lanuf and El-Feel oilfields due to shutdowns which caused $3 billion loss (16 billion Libyan dinars).
Demonstrators, overwhelmingly youth, blocked several roads in the greater Tripoli area yesterday setting alight to debris and old car tyres. The protests were against the continuing and lengthening power cuts.