Libya's parliament votes no confidence in the unity government

(VOVworld) – Libya’s parliamentary spokesman Abdullah Ablahig said Monday that parliament had voted no confidence in Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord.

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The Prime Minister of the Libya's Government of National Accord Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj delivered his speech at a press conference in Tunis (Photo: TTXVN)

It was a major blow to international efforts to bring unity to the deeply divided North African country. He said 61 parliamentarians voted against the government, 39 abstained and 1 voted to support it, with enough members, 101, to reach quorum. Some parliamentarians claimed that the vote would automatically dissolve the government set up under a UN deal, while its supporters have opposed such a move.

Libya has been mired in conflict since the 2011 uprising that toppled leader Muammar Gaddafi. The country has been divided, with rival parliaments and governments, since the capital, Tripoli, was captured by fighters from Libya Dawn, which forced the internationally recognized government to move to the eastern city of Tobruk. The Government of National Accord was set up earlier this year under the auspices of the UN, but it still struggles to establish its authority.

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