By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 5 March 2014:
Once again, despite claims by Congress members on Monday that they were going to sack Prime . . .[restrict]Minster Ali Zeidan on the grounds that he was responsible for the deteriorating security in Libya, the General National Congress (GNC) failed to reach any decision at yesterday’s session.
The reason, a Congressman told the Libya Herald, speaking on condition of anonymity, was because of differing opinions and “personal interests”. Some Congress members, he added, were convinced that sacking Zeidan was in the best interests of the country.
However, a source close to the GNC told this paper that there seemed to be a legal issue with regard dismissing the Prime Minister. This, he said, had forced Congress to postpone making a final decision until Sunday.
No candidate names for the role of a new Prime Minister have yet been officially announced by the GNC.
Yesterday’s session also included heated debate about security, specifically securing the premises of the GNC, after it was attacked on Sunday, although, once again, no agreement was reached. Since Sunday, the GNC has been meeting at one of Tripoli’s premier hotels. [/restrict]