Tripoli-based House of Representatives elects new Speaker, Deputies

Tripoli-based House of Representatives elects new Speaker, Deputies

February 20, 2020 - 21:44
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Tripoli-based Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) elected Thursday Hamouda Sayala as the new Speaker after six months from electing Sadiq Al-Kahili.

The HoR in Tripoli also elected in an on-air session Jalal Shuwaidi as first deputy speaker and Mohammed Lino as a second deputy speaker, besides Mosab Al-Abed as rapporteur and Rahma Abu Bakr as deputy rapporteur.

When Khalifa Haftar's forces led an offensive against Tripoli in April 2019, HoR members who rejected the war moved to Tripoli and started since their first meeting in May issuing resolutions against Haftar and his loyalists for their part in the aggression on Tripoli.

They agreed to establish Audit Bureau in Tripoli and to form revision commissions for the internal rules as well as the HoR's decisions since 2014 as per Skhirat agreement of 2015.

Over the last six months, Sayala was formerly the Tripoli-based HoR spokesman, Mosaab Al-Abed retained his job as rapporteur while Al-Kahili was the Speaker.