Libya’s House of Representatives postpones session to question government

Libya’s House of Representatives (parliament) on Monday postponed a planned session to question the government of Prime Minister .

Parliamentary spokesman Abdullah Blihaq said the assembly decided to debate an election bill instead.

“The session was postponed upon an official request from the government,” the spokesman said in a statement.

He, however, did not announce a new date for the session.

Dbeibeh accused the parliament on Friday during a televised speech of disrupting life in Libya by failing to approve the government’s budget since it assumed its duties more than five months ago.

On Aug. 22, the parliament announced that it had called the government for a questioning session. Dbeibeh, however, requested that the interrogation points be identified so that ministers could prepare the necessary responses to them.

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

Libyans hope the government will end years of civil war that have engulfed the oil-rich country since the ouster and killing of strongman Muammar al-Qaddafi in 2011.

Mohammad Menfi was elected president of the interim setup with Dbeibeh as prime minister. Mossa Al-Koni and Abdullah Hussein Al-Lafi were also voted to the three-man presidency council.


Arab Observer


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