The Head of Libyan Presidential Council Mohammed Menfi has reiterated support of the Libyan people for an independent state in Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital.
These remarks came in a meeting in Tripoli on Monday with the Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Eshtaya, and his accompanying delegation.
The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, said Monday in a meeting with his cabinet members he would announce his plan for the laws of elections and the time to hold them by the end of this week.
The new plan comes as Dbeibah is being rivaled by a PM-designate, Fathi Bashagha, who like Debibah hails from Misrata city, but has been appointed by the House of Representatives with a wishy-washy consent by the High Council of State.
The spokesman for the Libyan Government of National Unity, Mohammed Hammouda, said deciding on the mandate of a Prime Minister isn't the authorized task of House of Representatives (HoR) which has been tasked by the roadmap with only giving confidence to the government’s cabinet presented by the PM appointed by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).
The Prime Minister designated by the House of Representatives (HoR), Fathi Bashagha, said he had kicked off consultations to form a new government, adding that all parties across Libya would be involved in his consultations.
Bashagha indicated in a video statement on Facebook late on Sunday that his efforts for a new government would ensure active political participation of all parties, reiterating that his government will be presented to the HoR just in time for a vote of confidence.
Prime Minister of the interim government (GNU) Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Monday received his Palestinian counterpart Mohammed Shtayyeh and his accompanying delegation at the Council of Ministers HQ in Tripoli.
A statement by the PM media office said PM Shtayyeh is on an official visit to Libya to discuss bilateral relations, developments in the Palestinian cause, and ways to support the Palestinian people who are resisting the occupation.
Shtayyeh arrived at Matiga Airport in Tripoli, on Sunday evening, where he was received by Interior Minister Khaled Mazen.
Member of the High Council of State (HCS) Naima Al-Hami, said on Monday that she and many of her colleagues were surprised by the recommendation signatures collected in the council's name for the prime ministerial candidates.
"The council violated the internal regulations in force, and I have submitted an official request for an investigation into the matter," Al-Hami told The Libya Observer.
The Egyptian Pyramids turned the table on Al-Ahly Tripoli with a dramatic 2-1 victory in the first round of Group A competitions in the African Confederation Cup at the Air Defence Stadium in Cairo on Sunday evening.
Al-Ahly Tripoli took the lead 21 minutes into the match with a strike from Mohamed Tabbal, who posed a challenge for the host's defence throughout the first half.