HoR: Date is set for replacing Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah

Dbeibah’s government had a mandate to Libya to December 24 elections, in which he was a candidate [Getty- archive]

The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) announced Monday it would meet next week to pick a replacement for interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah.

The announcement, a month after planned elections were abandoned amid bitter arguments over their legal basis.

Spokesman Abdallah Bliheq said the assembly, was ready to start examining applications for the role, and that candidates would face hearings in the house on February 7.

HoR, had already passed a no-confidence motion against Dbeibahs’ government in September, a vote rejected by an upper house based in Tripoli.

The assembly had published criteria last week for applicants to the role, without setting a deadline for their appointment.

Bliheq on Monday called for “certain ambassadors” and the UN’s top representative in Libya, Stephanie Williams, “not to interfere in Libyan affairs”.

Dbeibah has repeatedly said he will only hand power to an elected government.

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