Libya’s embattled PM confident HoR’s confidence vote to rival cabinet will fail
Libya’s incumbent Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah Sunday told supporters that “the patriot parliament members” will ruin the confidence-granting session expected this Monday in the country’s legislature to inaugurate the cabinet of rival Fathi Bashagha, reports say.
An unspecified number of demonstrators protested in capital Tripoli to demand elections after the scheduled Dec. 24 failed to go ahead.
The House of Representatives (HoR), the country’s parliament located in Tobruk, is expected to hold a session this Monday to validate Bashagha’s cabinet.
HoR designated Bashagha on Feb 10 to form a new cabinet in replacement of Dbeibah whose mandate, the legislature argued, came to an end on Dec. 24.
Dbeibah has rejected Bashagha’s designation and vowed to resist and to organize elections in June after which he will hand over power.
He reportedly told protestors that the current phase led by the Presidential Council and GNU ends next June, based on the road map approved by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).