Al-Thani's government resigns as public anger mounts in the eastern region

Al-Thani's government resigns as public anger mounts in the eastern region

September 14, 2020 - 15:28
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Interim Government headed by Abdullah Al-Thani, a parallel administration based in eastern Libya, has resigned amid mounting anger and protests for the third straight day in the eastern region.

Al-Thani's resignation was submitted on Sunday to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Tobruk, Aqila Saleh, according to a statement by the Tobruk-based HoR.

The HoR confirmed the resignation will be presented to the parliament for consideration, but did not specify a date.

The government announced it would step down, upon an emergency meeting convened by the HoR Speaker of Tobruk to discuss the public fury that triggered the protests in several cities in the eastern region.

Angry residents in the eastern region took to the streets blaming their authorities for the poor health services, lack of electricity, and cash.

Aqila Saleh's media advisor, Hamid Al-Safi, said that Al-Thani's government will stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet is formed.