In Libya, Fathi Bashagha, who was declared by the House of Representatives (parliament) in Tobruk on February 10 as the Prime Minister of the country, arrived in Tripoli.
“Glory to the Almighty, we reached the capital. Great welcome. Congratulatory messages have not stopped coming for three hours now,” Bashagi said in a video message.
The politician said that he plans to address the people during a press conference, which he will hold on Wednesday, May 18.
How did the dual power in Libya
At the meetings of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum under the auspices of the UN in November 2020, it was decided to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on December 24, 2021. However, the elections could not be held as scheduled, as the House of Representatives in Tobruk and the Supreme Council of State failed to agree on a law that forms the legal basis for a nationwide vote.
The House of Representatives in Tobruk on 10 February elected a new prime minister, declaring that the term of the incumbent Government of National Unity had expired on 24 December.
The meeting was not attended by the majority of deputies from the west of Libya. Fathi Bashaga was declared prime minister.
Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity Abdulhamid Dibeibe responded by accusing the House of Representatives of departing from the “Road Map” set out in the Geneva Agreement on Libya.
Dbeibe stressed that he continues to fulfill his duties.
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