Fathi Bashagha to unveil cabinet next week – HoR member
Libya’s designated Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha will present his administration lineup next week to the House of Representative (HoR), a house member has told Libya Observer.
Salem Gunidi told the Libyan media that the HoR is expected to convene a session next week on Monday or Tuesday. “The new government will no doubt gain confidence because Bashagha enjoys the support of the House,” Gunidi says.
The HoR this month designated the former interior minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to replace incumbent Abdul Hamid Dbeibah whose mandate the legislature said expired on Dec. 24 the date UN-backed presidential elections failed to take place. Dbeibah has refused to resign arguing that the move by the HoR is illegal.
Libya Observer notes, Gunidi indicated that regarding the division and dispute between the two rivals, who are both from Misrata, must work things out between them with the help of the elders of their city.
Guini also reportedly stressed that the mandate of the Government of National Unity headed by Dbeibah has expired, and the House will throw its weight behind Bashagha.
Bashagha, according to his media office, has begun examining the documents of candidates to assume ministerial positions in his new government, Update Libya notes.
He, the office also indicated, will examine, study and evaluate the eligibility according to the standards set by Libyan laws, in addition to the competence and practical experience of the individual candidates.