The prime minister-designate of the east-based Parliament, Fathi Bashagha, says that governments emanating from legislative authorities do not have to wait for international recognition.
He accused the UN Support Mission In Libya of seeking to influence the formation of the government, insisting that the confidence voting session was documented by audio and video recordings, but the UN mission has another goal that he "does not know or perhaps for trying to control the situation in Libya."
In an interview with the BBC, Bashagha recognized that there had been a dispute with Khalifa Haftar, who used the Russian Wagner mercenaries to back up his assault on Tripoli. However, he refused to describe Haftar's forces as militias, insisting that the latter was trying to unify the Libyan army by taking over power in the country, although he resorted to force.
Bashagha disclosed that he is communicating with the security and military services in Tripoli, who know for well that the Libyan government will work from the capital, as he put it, saying that he is working by peaceful and political means by the political agreement.
The US, Italy, France, Germany, and the UK had issued a statement disclosing the UN's position on the date 22-06 set by the Geneva roadmap on Libya, confirming that the transitional phase ends when the elections take place.