Libyan sources reveal a proposal to form a third government

Libyan sources reveal a proposal to form a third government

August 08, 2022 - 19:57
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Libyan identical sources have unveiled the existence of more than one proposal to form a third government, but they confirmed that the decision on any of the proposals had not yet been made.

The sources, reported by Al-Araby Al-Jadeed newspaper, said there's a meeting between Aqila Saleh and Khaled Al-Mishri in Turkey with a proposal to form a third government.

About the denial of the media office of the Speaker of House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, that he had accepted any offer to form a third government, a parliamentary source explained to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that Saleh's clinging to Bashagha and his government was to confirm his stance that he told to Al-Mishri, which was that he would not urge the HoR to drop Bashagha's government, unless the agreement is final with the High Council of State regarding a third government.

The source said that Saleh's agreement on any proposal to form a third government was caused by his "annoyance about Khalifa Haftar's intention to make a deal with the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, under Emirati sponsorship," adding that at the same time, Saleh did not want to give up the "Bashagha card" easily.

About the proposal between Saleh and Al-Mishri in Ankara, the sources said it was to assign the member of the Presidential Council, Abdullah Al-Lafi, to form a mini-government in coordination between the HoR and HCS.

Although this proposal was made to the two chambers in Ankara, the sources confirmed that the Turkish side did not interfere in details, except for stressing on the need to resolve the agreement on a constitutional framework for elections with the aim of holding the vote at a specific time, referring to a Turkish proposal in this regard to form a Libyan committee similar to the political dialogue committee formed by the UN mission in the past, and whose mission is going to be to resolve the controversial points in the constitutional process that led to the halt of Cairo constitutional meetings last June.

The sources also revealed the existence of another proposal related to enabling Bashagha to take over the government in Tripoli, after a cabinet reshuffle of his government that would allow armed groups in the Libyan west, especially in Tripoli, and political parties to position themselves in within the government, by appointing personalities close to them in sovereign ministries in the government.

Local media have revealed in the past few days that there was an agreement between Saleh and Al-Mishri during their meeting on the sidelines of Saleh's visit to Ankara to form a third government, adding that Al-Mishri submitted a proposal to Saleh, and the latter accepted it without any other details.