Libya's lawmakers agree to reorganize Presidential Council

Libya's lawmakers agree to reorganize Presidential Council

October 29, 2018 - 21:47
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The High Council of State (HCS) and House of Representatives (HoR) have come to an agreement to reorganize the executive authority in Libya, the HoR's dialogue committee Head Abdelsalam Nasiyah reported.

Nasiyah told reporters on Monday that after a session for the HoR, the members agreed to reorganize the Presidential Council into the proposed "one head and two members as well as a new separate government."

"The HoR members also agreed to give a timeline to the two dialogue committees (ours and HCS's) to implement the change of the executive authority in the country." Nasiyah remarked.

He also indicated that they agreed to remove the controversial Article 8 of the appendix laws of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA.)

Nasiyah further added that they and the HCS agreed to include the amended LPA in the constitutional declaration and then vote for approving the Presidential Council by a majority of members of the two councils, after that choose a head for it in one week.

Meanwhile, the HoR member Aisha Al-Agouri revealed to local media that the HoR was in a state of consensus to nominate the former ambassador to the UN, Abdelrahman Shalgam, to be the new PC deputy member for the south.

She also added that the HoR members are also in consensus for the current Speaker Aqila Saleh to be the new PC deputy member for the east.

"Western HoR members had some names on the table when they met in Sabbath few days ago," she added.

So far, there are no official statements from the PC or the UNSMIL regarding the new agreement between the HoR and the HCS.