Libyan PM-designate proposes unity government plan
Posted – 27th February 2021
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s designated prime minister, chosen via a U.N.-facilitated process last month, said on Thursday he had proposed a governing plan to the country’s divided parliament as part of a peace process.
The new interim government is intended to replace Libya’s two rival administrations and oversee the run-up to national elections planned for December in a roadmap to end years of chronic chaos and violence.
“It will be a government of technocrats representing the whole Libyan spectrum,” designated prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh told a news conference in Tripoli, adding that he had attempted a “fair distribution” of posts between the west, east and south of the country.
However, he did not announce any names for cabinet roles after a process of intense negotiations over recent weeks to form a government that could win acceptance across front lines.
“We are ready to submit the names,” he said, but had first wanted to propose the structure of the government and its main objectives to the parliament for approval.