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Weekly Security Update

Political The walkout by the largest bloc in the General National Congress (GNC), the National Forces Alliance (NFA), was confirmed on 8 January following the continued absence of MPs from the bloc. The NFA has blamed their boycott on excessive delays in establishing the Constituent Assembly charged with drafting the Constitution; unilateral decisions made by […]

Weekly Security Update

Political Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail was sworn into office by the National Assembly on 11 December, with a total of 86 votes in favour out of 114 representatives. The Supreme Court still has to decide on an integrity committee’s ruling against Shuwail.  After being approved, Shuwail told the assembled representatives that his ministry will now […]

Weekly Security Update

Political On 7 December, the Libya Herald reported that the Tripoli Local Council (TLC) elections had been officially delayed until a local administration law comes into effect. New elections will be held in all towns and cities for local and area councils once the law is passed. The Libya Herald reported that the integrity committee […]

Weekly Security Update

Political The Libyan daily Al Manara wrote on 27 November that the Integrity Committee tasked with reviewing Prime Minister Ali Zidan’s cabinet has approved the remaining 24 ministers.  Zidan still needs to appoint a minister to lead the Ministry for Martyrs and Missing Persons after his nominee stepped down before review by the integrity committee.  […]

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Political The Libya Herald wrote on 24 November that more than four-fifths of Libyans want the committee tasked with drafting the constitution to be elected by the public, as opposed to appointment by the National Assembly.  The report cited a poll on the social media web-page of former Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur. On 25 […]

Weekly Security Update

Political Prime Minister Ali Zidan and the majority of his cabinet were sworn in during an official handover ceremony on 14 November.  The new cabinet was however sworn in without five of its proposed members, one having resigned and four others, including the proposed Minister of Interior, Ashour Shuwail who was ruled unfit for office […]

Weekly Security Update

Political The pan-Arab daily Al Sharq Al Awsat reported that Prime Minister Ali Zidan has instructed the Ministries of Defence and Interior to stop paying salaries to employees who have not shown up for work. According to the report he has also pledged to begin an intense process of recruiting for the National Army and […]