By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 20 May 2013:
Speaking at yesterday evening’s press conference, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan admitted that despite his efforts to . . .[restrict]change his mind, Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail has insisted on resigning.
Asked about who the likely resignations from his cabinet would be and who are their likely replacements, Zeidan would not answer the question directly.
However, he admitted that he could not prevent his Interior Minister from resigning after becoming convinced of his determination to resign. Zeidan said that Shuwail will continue performing his duties until it was time to replace him.
“Three had put forward their resignations, Zeidan revealed without naming which three he was referring to. With regards to Shuwail he said that he had come under much pressure – again without elaborating
The resignation of a number of Ministers, including that of Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail is expected as a result of the upcoming implementation of the Political Isolation Law – a point that Zeidan seemed to deliberately avoid mentioning. [/restrict]