By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 2 December 2015:
The GNC released a statement today in which it laid out its reasoning for the . . .[restrict]newly announced and downsized Salvation government.
Eyebrows were raised and questions were asked as to why the GNC had chosen this particular time to reshuffle its government. Some criticized the move as sending a negative message in view of the expected announcement of a new UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).
The GNC explained that it considers its government reshuffle as purely an internal matter in order to reduce the load of a government that the current Libyan situation cannot bear and to prepare the downsized government to a new GNA that represents the will of the Libyan people.
It said that it has since summer intended to reduce the size of its government into a ‘’crises government’’ in line with the lack of resources caused by the reduced oil production as a result of the oilfield blockades.
It added that it has had to postponed the government reshuffle for a number of times over the last few months in anticipation of the announcement of the GNA [/restrict]