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Libya: parliament postpones questioning session to government


AA / Tripoli, Libya / Muhammed Artimah

The Libyan House of Representatives (parliament) postponed a questioning session to the government of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on Monday.

Parliament spokesman Abdullah Blihaq said the assembly decided to debate an electoral bill instead of this sitting.

“The session has been postponed at the official request of the government,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

However, he did not announce a new date for the holding of this session devoted to questions to the government.

Parliament announced on August 22 that it had summoned the government for a question-and-answer session. Dbeibeh, however, demanded that the questions be communicated before the meeting so that ministers can prepare the necessary answers.

In a televised speech broadcast on Friday, the Libyan prime minister accused parliament of destabilizing Libya by not approving the government’s budget since taking office more than five months ago.

Libya’s rival political groups agreed in February to form an interim unity government to lead the country to the December elections.

Mohamed Menfi was elected head of the presidential council and Dbeibeh was appointed prime minister.

Libyans expect this government to end years of civil war that have ravaged the oil-rich country since the ouster and murder of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Warlord Khalifa Haftar, however, continues to act independently of the legitimate government. He heads an armed militia that controls large areas of the country and sees himself as the “Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army”, much to the chagrin of the Presidential Council.

* Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj

Only part of the dispatches, which the Anadolu Agency disseminates . (HAS), is disseminated on the AA site, in a summary manner. .

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