Weekly Security Update

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 November, it was reported that Prime Minister Ali Zeidan’s new government was set to relieve a number of deputy ministers from their positions.  The following day, the Libya Herald reported that Zeidan’s government had clarified the statement and that the deputy ministers would remain in place until such time as replacements are appointed.  The apparent confusion regarded ministries where new ministers had yet to be appointed. Nine ministries are currently without ministers, effectively leaving the deputy ministers in charge.  In a separate report, the Libya Herald reported that the Tripoli Local Council elections will not be held until after the local administration law is fully implemented. The law was first passed by the National Transitional Council in July, but was then put on hold.

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