By Sami Zaptia.
London, 25 February 2021:
The Media Office of the Government of National Unity (GNU) announced yesterday that prime minister designate, Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba will present his government to the House of Representatives (HoR) today for endorsement. This is reported by various Libyan media outlets, including the Tripoli based official state news agency, LANA.
The names of the government will be published at a later time.
LANA reported that the GNU spokesman indicated that the priorities of the government programme are to prepare the conditions for holding the 24 December 2021 elections, to improve the quality of services and develop them through the completion of projects that have been stalled since 2011 – as one of its steps.
Once presented to the/a Ageela Saleh headed HoR, the HoR has 21 days to approve it. If it fails to approve it within this time, the designated GNU will be referred to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).
To avoid any possible future legal challenges, an HoR meeting that endorses the GNU must have a quorum.
For the full background and details of the attempt to hold a quorate and reunified HoR to endorse the GNU see previous articles:
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)