Power struggle emerges over who controls Benghazi Municipality

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Power struggle emerges over who controls Benghazi Municipality

October 23, 2018 - 13:55
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The Municipality of Benghazi denied Monday that the Dignity-appointed Mayor Abdul Rahman Alabbar handed over the municipality's HQ to the new steering council appointed by the east-based Interim Government.

The municipality explained via Facebook that what happened was a raid by force, adding that Alabbar, who was commissioned by the former military ruler Abdul Razak Al-Nadori had learned about the decision from social networking sites, and was not informed officially.

The pro-Interim Government news agency confirmed that the steering committee had taken over the Benghazi Municipality HQ and commenced its work on Monday.