Tag Archives | Presidency Council

LPDF moves to 2nd Round of Voting

The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum moves to the second round of vote on the lists of Presidency Council and Prime Minister Candidates The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum members cast their votes this morning for the four lists of candidates for the three-member Presidency Council and Prime Minister positions, which were submitted yesterday and met the […]

Lists of Candidates for Presidency Council and PM

UNSMIL announces the lists of candidates for the positions of the three-member Presidency Council and Prime Minister The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced on Friday morning that it has received four lists of candidates for the positions of the three-member Presidency Council and of Prime Minister, which were submitted by the specified […]

Day 2 of Geneva LPDF: Presidency Council Vote Inconclusive

On Tuesday, on the second day of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) meeting in Switzerland, which has convened to select a temporary unified executive authority to take Libya to national elections on 24 December 2021, the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum cast their votes for members of the Presidency Council. The voting […]

UN Special Representative Warmly Welcomed in Tripoli

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, arrived in Tripoli today and met with President Faiez al-Sarraj, Presidency Council (PC) members and the Head of the High Council of State, Abdulrahman al-Sweihli. In a joint press conference after the meeting, President Sarraj […]

NOC challenges Presidency Council power

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said the Presidency Council does not have the legal power to change or limit the authorities, duties and responsibilities of NOC. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla (pictured) said on Monday: “I have asked the Presidency Council to withdraw its recent resolution ... It has exceeded its authority. […]

Libyan National Guard declared "Illegal"

The Presidency Council (PC) of the GNA has declared that the Libyan National Guard (LNG), launched last week as the Libyan radicals’ answer to Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), is illegal. The LNG supports the administration of Khalifa Ghwell in Tripoli. The United States has also expressed "serious concern" about reports that numerous tactical […]

Cental Bank Allocates $3.4bn to GNA

By Adam Nathan. The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has deposited LD 4.8 billion ($3.4 billion) to the Presidency Council / Government of National Accord (GNA) to cover the budget ('Temporary Financial Arrangement') for the first quarter of the year. While LD 3.5 billion of this is to be used to pay state salaries, Economics […]

Deputy Prime Minister Resigns, Citing Failure of GNA

By Adam Nathan. One of the deputy prime ministers of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has resigned, claiming that the UN-backed body has failed to resolve the crises facing Libya. In a televised statement, Musa al-Koni, from Southern Libya, told reporters: "We failed to solve citizens' everyday problems, and the problems have increased since […]