GNA says it will present new cabinet to the HoR

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Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced Wednesday that it will present a new Cabinet for approval by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives after it gave the GNA a vote of no confidence on Monday.

In a Wednesday statement, the Presidential Council, led by Fayez Al-Serraj and based in Tripoli, revealed that it will present its list to the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, which had been seeking more representation when it voted against the government on Monday.

In December, the U.N. struck a deal with the rival factions to create the GNA based in Tripoli.

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However, the GNA has not yet been approved by the eastern HoR as per the political agreement text. The HoR failed, since last April, to hold a full-quorum session in which it can endorse the GNA’s cabinet.

Yet, in a surprise meeting on last Monday, the HoR convened and rejected the GNA with 64 votes out of 101.

GNA supporters, many of whom did not attend Monday’s meeting, had previously complained that opponents used physical force and threats to prevent votes from taking place.

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