HoR, HCS are set to name new govt in few weeks, sources say

HoR, HCS are set to name new govt in few weeks, sources say

November 19, 2022 - 10:41
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Libyan diplomatic sources revealed to Al-Jazeera Network that the House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State (HCS) are planning to name a new government that would end Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and Fathi Bashagha's administrations during the next few weeks.

Private sources from the two chambers confirmed the news, explaining that the two legislative bodies had already entered into negotiations regarding sharing sovereign positions in the proposed government after intensive contacts between Speaker of the HoR Aqila Saleh, and the HCS Head Khaled Al-Mashri, who both - according to the sources- made no secret of their desire to replace Dbeibah.

They indicated that the agreement would lead to a new government consisting of 18 ministers, and the naming of the occupants of sovereign positions, as Saleh and Al-Mishri have been negotiating the issue for weeks.

The sources assumed that Fathi Bashagha would be part of the agreement by taking, most likely, the ministry of defense helm.

According to the sources, the step enjoys regional and international support, while political analysts anticipated that the new government will meet the fate of Bashagha's administration in the lack of a comprehensive dialogue that includes all the conflicting parties.