Libya: One of two rival governments to step down

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35974641

One of two rival governments in Libya has announced that it is stepping down, a justice ministry statement has said.

The announcement comes less than a week after the arrival in Tripoli of a UN-backed national unity government.

The Tripoli-based Islamist administration said it was standing down to prevent further bloodshed.

Since 2014 Libya has had two competing administrations, the one in Tripoli backed by powerful militias and the other in the port city of Tobruk.

The Tobruk-based administration still opposes the UN-backed body.

“We inform you that we are stopping our work as an executive power, as the presidency, members of parliament and ministers of the government,” the statement by the self-declared National Salvation government in Tripoli said.

Correspondents say the statement carried the stamp of the government but did not have any names or signatures of ministers.

The UN-brokered unity government arrived in Tripoli last week and is now operating from the city’s naval base as it strives to restore peace in a country ravaged by factional conflict.

Western countries want the unity government to unite as many factions in Libya as possible against an increasingly powerful affiliate of the group known as Islamic State.

But it is not clear how the new administration, led by the Presidency Council, will be able to assert its authority given the opposition it will inevitably face elsewhere in the country.

Some rival lawmakers in December signed up to the United Nations agreement to form a unity administration, but the deal has not yet been backed by all the country’s many militia brigades that formed after the uprising.

The deal saw the formation of a nine-member Presidency Council, which includes the unity Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj.

The UN says it is considering lifting sanctions on Libya’s estimated $67bn (£46.8bn) sovereign wealth fund if the government can regain control of the country.

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“Since 2014 Libya has had two competing administrations, the one in Tripoli backed by powerful militias and the other in the port city of Tobruk.”

one is the UN stooge force and one is the black flag wavers..no prizes for guessing who stepped own..but its pure symbolism because its not like they are running anything..

“But it is not clear how the new administration, led by the Presidency Council, will be able to assert its authority given the opposition it will inevitably face elsewhere in the country.”

err..yeah..what he said..

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~ by seeker401 on April 7, 2016.

5 Responses to “Libya: One of two rival governments to step down”

  1. Well, it would seem that now that Qatar has been paid for their role in the Libyan War, and the Greek Shipping Tycoons won the shipping contracts, they don’t need a dual government anymore. The people lose and the Evil ‘Ones’ win again!

    an article from 6 April 2011

    A US delegation arrived in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi Tuesday for talks with the Transitional National Council, the political arm of the so-called rebels fighting against the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

    The visit follows the announcement Monday in Rome that the Italian government has recognized the council in Benghazi as the sole legitimate government of Libya. Italy is only the third nation to take this step, following recognition of the TNC by France and Qatar, the oil-rich Persian Gulf emirate.

    In announcing the recognition, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini also stated that Paolo Scaroni, the chief executive of the Italian oil and gas company, ENI, had visited Benghazi two days earlier for talks with the TNC. The foreign ministry subsequently corrected his remarks, saying that he had held a telephone conference with the leadership of the Benghazi council.

    The oil executive, Frattini said, “had contacts with the Libyan National Transitional Council to restart cooperation in the energy sector and get going again the collaboration with Italy in the oil sector.

    The Italian recognition and ENI’s forging of ties to the Benghazi council came just a day before a Liberian-registered oil tanker, owned by a Greek shipping conglomerate, docked at the Libyan crude export terminal of Marsa el-Hariga, near Tobruk.

    The tanker, the Equator, is capable of carrying 1 million barrels of crude, which would sell for over $100 million on the world market. Its shipment will represent the first export of oil from Libya since the country was plunged into civil war six weeks ago. The Greek shipping company carrying the oil has refused to say who is paying for it or where it is going.

    ” the Benghazi council has announced its intention to sell what oil it has to fund its operations and to buy arms, with Qatar acting as a middleman in getting the oil onto the world market.

    Asked about Qatar’s role, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Libya’s energy minister, Shukri Ghanem commented bitterly, “Rather than calling for unity and reconciliation, everyone would like to participate in the loot.”

    Ghanem insisted that the priority should be a cease-fire and warned that continuation of the fighting could lead to the “strangling” of Libya’s oil industry.”

    https://insomniadiary.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/the-flags-of-concenience-greek-shipperstoo-many-secrets/

    • In announcing the recognition, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini also stated that Paolo Scaroni, the chief executive of the Italian oil and gas company, ENI, had visited Benghazi two days earlier for talks with the TNC. The foreign ministry subsequently corrected his remarks, saying that he had held a telephone conference with the leadership of the Benghazi council.

      the oligarchy in control..

  2. Interesting post

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  4. Too many moderates all just wanting to help ?

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