By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 25 November 2015:
A group of HoR members from the east of the country have issued a new statement . . .[restrict]rejecting the proposed Government of National Accord (GNA), to be headed by Tripoli member Faiez Serraj. They described it as “a foreign tutelage”.
The group, said to be no more than 17 in number, also claimed that forcing such a government now could lead to the splitting up of Libya. They also said there was no point in selecting any such government until it was clear as to where it could safely be based.
The statement follows that of 92 HoR members who yesterday declared their support of the GNA. Together with 22 boycotting members of the HoR who also support a deal, they constitute a clear majority of the House. However, the HoR president, Ageela Salah Gwaider, who supports the rejectionists, has used every constitutional means available to him to prevent a vote on the deal.
Meanwhile, in a move that is almost certain to antagonise the rejectionists even further, the new UN special envoy, Martin Kobler, has been in Qatar to discuss the situation in Libya with the authorities there.
Qatar has supported the GNA but is widely seen as major player in the Libyan crisis, backing both Libya Dawn and the Muslim Brotherhood. [/restrict]