By Libya Herald staff
Tripoli, 5 November 2014:
The ruling by the Supreme Court’s Constitutional division on the legitimacy of the House of . . .[restrict]Representatives’ sessions in Tobruk, due today, has again been delayed, but only until tomorrow.
The verdict has been set back a number of times, most recently on 20 October, giving rise to suspicions that the court was trying to avoid a decision while “protected” by Libya Dawn which is bitterly opposed to the HoR.
Given the shortness of the delay announced this morning, it seems likely, however, that this time it will pronounce on the matter.
If it does declare against the HoR, it is not clear if the international community will accept the decision; it could say that the court was acting under duress.
“It would complicate matters enormously,” one European ambassador accredited to Libya said, but indicated that the Thinni government would still be considered in office because the rump Congress, which appointed Omar Al-Hassi as prime minister had been inquorate when it did so. [/restrict]