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Date:21 Feb 2022
New Election Law In The Works - Embattled Libyan Prime Minister Says

 Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has promised to draft a new election law to resolve the intensifying political crisis in the North African country.

The pledge came as UN chief Antonio Guterres called on “all parties to continue to preserve stability in Libya as a top priority”, a day after the country found itself with two competing prime ministers.

In a statement, Guterres reminded “all institutions of the primary goal of holding national elections as soon possible”, saying he “takes note” of the Libyan parliament’s naming of the new prime minister.

A day after surviving an assasination attempt, Dbeibah told Libya Al Ahrar TV on Friday  that a bill focusing on elections would be presented to the House of Representatives, then transferred to the presidential council for ratification.

Libya was scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in December, but arguments between factions and state bodies about how they should take place led to the process collapsing days before the vote.

Libya’s political crisis deepened on Thursday after the parliament, based in the eastern city of Tobruk, announced it chose former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha as the country’s new prime minister.

Bedeviled by conflict since a NATO-backed uprising against longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has been split between rival administrations in the east and the west, each supported by myriad militias and foreign governments.

The parliament’s move is expected to complicate the international community’s efforts to bring an end to the crisis.

Dbeibah has pledged he would “accept no new transitional phase or parallel authority”, and would hand over power only to an elected government.

“The parliament’s selection of a new government is another attempt to enter Tripoli by force,” he told Al Ahrar TV.


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