Al-Sarraj hands over power to new Presidential Council, Unity Government
Posted – 17th March 2021
The Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Sarraj, along with the outgoing members have handed over power to the new Presidential Council Head, Mohammed Menfi, and the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah.
In a handover ceremony in Tripoli on Tuesday, Al-Sarraj urged the new executive authority to work on holding elections to allow Libyans to have their say in their leadership, in addition to achieving national reconciliation across the country.
He also referred to the hurdles that faced his government over the last years since 2016 and said the war on Tripoli in 2019 led to more deterioration of the electricity crisis after foreign firms left Libya.
Meanwhile, Menfi said they would work on establishing peaceful transition of power in Libya via democracy and transparency for building a civilian state, adding that holding general elections on time by the year’s end would be their priority, adding that elections must be preceded by national reconciliation and unification of state institutions.
Dbeibah, in the meantime, said mistakes and merits of the past period of the Government of National Accord were present, but that period was very challenging and difficult, thanking Al-Sarraj and the rest of the officials for their efforts.
“We aim to carry out reforms and pick up from where the outgoing government has left.” Dbeibah indicated.
LIBYA OBSERVER – Abdulkader Assad
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