Members of Presidency Council of UN-imposed government might be reduced, sources say

Members of Presidency Council of UN-imposed government might be reduced, sources say

February 28, 2016 - 13:14
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The Presidency Council of UN-imposed government might be reduced to 3 ministers instead of 9, Almukhtar Alarabi newspaper has reported.

During a meeting in Cairo between Tobruk Parliament speaker Aqailah Saleh and Prime Minister of UN government Fayaz Sirraj, both sides agreed to amend the constitutional declaration in the forthcoming parliament meeting as a first step, and then discuss approval of the government after reducing the Presidency Council ministers to 3, a prime minister and 2 deputies.

"They also agreed to form a new cabinet which can be larger than the previous one in order to please most of the social actors," the newspaper quoted a well-informed Libyan source as saying.

The meeting was sponsored by the Egyptian government and monitored by UN chief in Libya Martin Kobler, according to the newspaper.