Parliament gives confidence to Libya's Unity Government

Parliament gives confidence to Libya's Unity Government

March 10, 2021 - 19:52
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) gave confidence Wednesday to the Government of National Unity (GNU) of Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah with a majority vote of 132 members out of 133 attending ones.

The endorsement came in a third-day session of the HoR in Sirte after two days of deliberations on the names of GNU's cabinet.

The Speaker of the HoR, Aqila Saleh, said the mandate of the GNU will end on December 24, while HoR spokesman Abdullah Bliheeq said out of the 133 HoR members, one member abstained from voting to give confidence to the GNU.

Libyans and the international community hope that the GNU, whose cabinet has 27 ministries and 6 state ministers, will bring to an end years of conflict starting from the 2014 war when Khalifa Haftar announced his Dignity Operation to his last war on Tripoli that ended in June 2020, after which Libyans to agree on a ceasefire and kicked off political, military, and economic dialogues leading to a unified interim executive authority in early February this year.