HoR: Unity government mandate ‘expired’

Aguila Saleh says confidence obtained by government ended on Dec. 24

Aguila Saleh says confidence obtained by government ended on Dec. 24

The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh has stressed that the mandate and term of the Government of National Unity (GNU) has ended and the HoR won’t accept any defense arguments to keep it the GNU office.

Saleh added in an HoR session on Monday, attended by 122 members, that the HoR and the High Council of State wouldn’t be able to re-devise the constitution, saying this should be left to the legal experts.

“There should be an unquestionable date for elections even based on the laws drafted by the HoR, especially regarding the execution authority as it is responsible for providing people with services.” Saleh said.

During the session deliberations, members of the HoR listened to the briefing of the HoR Roadmap Committee on the constitutional, electoral, and security tracks as well as what the committee described as the end of the legal term of the GNU as per the vote of non-confidence of the HoR.

The committee was asked to set a clear and binding date for holding elections as per the laws issued by the HoR, the media office of the parliament said, adding that on Tuesday, the session will resume with presenting a mechanism to select a new Prime Minister, after which; the HoR is supposed to take steps towards appointing cabinet members and heads and deputies of state sovereign positions.

The HoR called on the Public Prosecutor to investigate the felonies of forgery, nepotism, abuse of power, and negligence that had been recently brought to light.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the HoR said that anyone wishing to file a candidacy for the position of Prime Minister must withdraw their candidacies for presidential elections, if they have filed them in the first place.

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