Libya: Parliament rejects government of national unity from


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Libya: Parliament rejects government of national unity from

The internationally recognized Libyan Parliament, the national unity government, according to MPs rejected. For the peace efforts of the UN, this is a major setback.

Members of Parliament in the Libyan Tobruk (file picture)

According to Agency reports from Tobruk voted 89 of the 104 to the parliamentary session appeared members against the United Nations-supported government of national unity. “We have against the government voted and claiming ( … ) that a new government will be presented”, said the parliamentarian, Ali al-Gaidi the AFP news Agency.

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17. December had representatives of the two Libyan governments in Morocco from the UN mediated agreement for a way out of the crisis in the North African country signed. The Treaty provides for the formation of a unity government and a Präsidialrats for a Transitional period of up to two years.

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Also, a new Constitution was adopted and parliamentary elections are to be prepared. The agreement, however, was from the beginning within the two parliaments to be controversial. Last week, the presidential Council but informed the parties to the conflict would have on a 32-member Einheitskabinett agreed.

Since the middle of 2014 claim two rival governments and two parliaments, the Power in Libya. Internationally recognised to be only the government and the Parliament in Tobruk. In Tripoli have Islamists assumed Power. Each conflicting party will from alliances of former rebels and militias supported. Recently took also reinforces the terrorist group “Islamic state”, that IS, a stronger foothold in Libya.

With the new government, the civil war in the oil-rich country since the fall of Langzeitherrscher Muammar al-Gaddafi in the year 2011 raging.

wl/kle (afp, rtre)