Tripoli, 19 December:
Abdulasalm Bashir Duabi, Zeidan’s proposed minister of higher education, has lost his case against the Integrity Commission on appeal.
Integrity . . .[restrict]Commission spokesman Nasser Balnour said that the court of appeal in Tripoli had endorsed its initial ruling on 13 September that Duabi did not meet its extensive criteria and was therefore unfit to hold public office.
As a rule, the Integrity Commission does not make public its specific reasons for disbarring public officials, although it has been known to explain why it cleared certain individuals in the past.
Of the four ministers initially disbarred by the Commission on 13 November, two have subsequently gone on to have the rulings overturned on appeal: Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail and Electricity Minister Ali Mohammed Muhairiq.
Muhairiq was sworn into office by the National Congress on Monday, whilst Shuwail was sworn in on 11 December, following an overwhelming GNC vote in support of his taking office before a counter-appeal by the Integrity Commission currently going through the Supreme Court has been concluded.