Tag Archives | House of Representatives

OPEC Picks a Side in Libyan Conflict

Before the annual summit of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna last week, it was not clear which of the two rival Libyan governments would be invited to attend the gathering. According to a report from Middle East Eye, both the government of Prime Minister Abdulla al-Thinni in Tobruk and another, led by a […]

GNC Hires Canada-based Lobbyist

Montreal-based consultancy firm Dickens & Madson has filed a disclosure with the US Department of Justice listing a company “supervised by Libya’s GNC government in Tripoli” as a client. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that the construction company Anayurt has paid D&M $2 million to lobby the US and other governments: “[Dickens […]

UNSMIL Studying Supreme Court Ruling

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) takes note of the Supreme Court’s ruling, and will be studying it closely. In this regard, UNSMIL is consulting closely with Libyan stakeholders across the political spectrum, and with international partners. At this critical moment, UNSMIL calls on all parties to place the national interest above all […]

Supreme Court 'Invalidates' Elected Parliament

Libya's supreme court has invalidated the country's internationally-recognised parliament, the House of Representatives, following a legal challenge. According to a report from BBC News, the court said the parliament was unconstitutional. Libyan MP Abu Bkr-Bouiera said that the ruling was "baseless" and said it was "a step towards dividing the country". (Source: BBC News)

Parliament Announces Alliance with Haftar

Reuters reports that Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has declared a formal alliance with renegade former general Khalifa Haftar (pictured), whose his 'Operation Dignity' forces last week launched a new offensive against Islamist militias in Benghazi. The Tobruk-based, internationally-recognised parliament has now endorsed Haftar's militia, giving him an official role. Parliament spokesman Farraj […]

New Cabinet Sworn In

Libya's House of Representatives (HoR) has held a swearing-in ceremony for its new 10-member cabinet on Sunday. According to a report from ABC News, the country's internationally recognized parliament also called for international aid in its battle against the Islamist-allied militias that now control Tripoli. (Source: ABC News)

Libyan Parties to Hold Dialogue on 29th

Over the past two weeks, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya, Bernardino Leon (pictured), held consultations with a number of Libyan actors from across the country including parliamentarians, political leaders and various civil society personalities. These discussions confirmed that there is a general consensus that the only solution to the current crisis in […]

Leon Visits Tobruk to Back Parliament

UN special envoy Bernardino Leon visited Tobruk on Monday in a show of support for Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives. The move comes as a rival assembly was set up by armed groups that took control of Tripoli last month. The House was elected in June and its previous name, the General National […]