74 HoR members announce unconditional GNU support – in lieu of an announcement of a unified HoR meeting

By Sami Zaptia.

73 HoR members have announced their unconditional support for the GNU (Photo: Alwataniya TV).

London, 25 February 2021:

Seventy-four House of Representatives (HoR) members announced yesterday their unconditional support for the Government of National Unity.

In their statement the 73 members called on prime ministers designate, Abd Alhamid Dabaiba, to consider the criteria of competence, honesty and experience, and giving the opportunity to new faces when – choosing members of his government.

The HoR members also called on the rest of the members to hold a session to grant confidence to the GNU.

The members expressed their surprise that considering the circumstances and the toing and froing, and the resulting division of institutions, some members were seeking sovereign positions.

It is believed that 74 does not make a legal quorum and the validity of such an ‘‘unconditional’’ support announcement is questionable. However, it is seen more as a form of pressure on reluctant members and HoR Tobruk head, Ageela Saleh.

The headed paper on which the 73 members are listed is not signed or stamped. It is the headed paper usually used by the Tripoli based HoR. There is another list circulating on social media with 84 members listed, again not signed or stamped. It is on headed paper that is usually used by the Tobruk based HoR.


For further background and analysis on the formation of the designate GNU and attempts to reunify the split HoR to endorse, see:

Tobruk HoR says the ‘‘5 Military Commission’’ says its ready to host reunified session in Sirte | (libyaherald.com)

As one deadline passes: HoR Tobruk starts preparations to hold session in Sirte to endorse new GNU | (libyaherald.com)

77 HoR members hold consultative meeting in Sabrata, 100 expected by today – 91 needed for quorum? | (libyaherald.com)

Tobruk HoR to hold special session in Sirte to grant confidence to new Government of National Unity | (libyaherald.com)

Sabrata HoR meeting holds discussions today, plans ‘‘formal’’ meeting tomorrow | (libyaherald.com)

Ghadames HoR bloc to meet in Sabrata for consultative session to approve new administration | (libyaherald.com)

Ghadames 127 HoR members meet virtually | (libyaherald.com)

HoR consultative Ghadames meeting postponed due to lack of money and leadership dispute | (libyaherald.com)

127 HoR members agree another Ghadames meeting and re-election of its leadership | (libyaherald.com)

HoR Benghazi prepares alternative political roadmap to UNSMIL sponsored LPDF | (libyaherald.com)

Less than 20 HoR members headed by Ageela Saleh hold ‘‘official’’ session in Benghazi | (libyaherald.com)

HoR calls for session in Benghazi on Monday | (libyaherald.com)

HoR Tobruk calls for 5+5 JMC to identify location for a special unified HoR session | (libyaherald.com)

LPDF agree on selection mechanism for new unified government | (libyaherald.com)

Libya Political Working Group welcomes progress and calls for swift agreement | (libyaherald.com)

HoR and HSC Tangiers meeting forms working group on unification of institutions | (libyaherald.com)

HoR Tangiers meeting confirms aim to end state of division at Ghadames meeting | (libyaherald.com)

HoR meeting in Tangiers agree to meet in Ghadames, extend talks to Saturday | (libyaherald.com)

UNSMIL welcomes bipartisan HoR Tangiers meeting | (libyaherald.com)


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