Libya's HoR unanimously approves scrapping General Commander of Libyan Army position

Libya's HoR unanimously approves scrapping General Commander of Libyan Army position

June 17, 2019 - 21:47
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), convening in Tripoli, voted unanimously to remove Libyan Army General Commander position, which was created by the HoR in Tobruk in 2015.

The spokesman for the HoR Hamouda Sayala said all of the members who attended Monday session agreed to scrap the position.

The creation of the Army General Commander position in 2015 by Tobruk-based HoR was then described as a role designed to fit Khalifa Haftar and his military ambitions as the Libyan Army did not have such a post since its formation in 1951.

Meanwhile, the HoR in Tripoli welcomed the peace initiative proposed by the Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, announcing the formation of a contact committee in that regard.

The HoR also said it will elect next week the presidency of the parliament with the majority vote system.

Al-Sarraj proposed in a press conference in Tripoli holding a Libyan Gathering "Multaqa" that will be sponsored by and coordinated with the UNSMIL, in order to gather all Libyan parties that advocate for peace, democracy and stability, excluding those who advocate for dictatorship and have had Libyan blood on their hands.