Congress threatens to sack Abushagur if no government formed by 7 October

Tripoli, 26 September:

The National Congress has threatened to dismiss Mustafa Abushagur as prime minister-elect if he fails to submit his proposed government by 7 October.

The ultimatum follows a request by Abushagur to extend the period in which he can form a government by ten days.

The prime minister-elect had previously announced his intention to submit his choices to Congress on 30 September, although it was subsequently agreed that this deadline would be brought forward by three days.

Congress spokesman Omar Hmaidan said today that the requested extension was still under review, but insisted that . . .

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