Representatives of Libya’s conflicting parties have agreed on the distribution of government positions and ministries among the country’s political parties and currents.
According to FarsNews news agency, Libyan conflict parties gathered in the Moroccan city of Bouznika on Saturday (yesterday) after a series of talks to form a transitional government in the war-torn country.
According to media reports, participants in the Bouznika meeting, which was attended by Morocco’s foreign minister, initially agreed on the distribution of seven government posts.
The meeting, which was attended by 26 members of the Tobruk Parliament (eastern Libya) and the Supreme Council of the Government (western Libya), decided to form a subcommittee to set the conditions for candidates of government positions.
This subcommittee will be responsible for obtaining biographies and working papers of candidates for government positions.
According to the report, the initial agreement includes the distribution of positions based on the three traditional regions and the nomination mechanism for filling these positions.
Libya’s three regions include: Cyrenaica in the east, Fezzan in the south, and Tripolitania in the west, with Tripoli as its capital.
According to the website “Libya24”, belonging to the self-proclaimed government of Eastern Libya by the renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the western region will get the posts of the High Electoral Commission, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Court of Accounts.
The decisions made at yesterday’s meeting in Bouznika must be approved by representatives of Libya’s parliaments in Tobruk and Tripoli. The governments of Tobruk and Tripoli will then approve them in order to create the necessary conditions for the implementation of these decisions.
Libya has been largely without state authority since the violent overthrow of dictator Gaddafi in 2011. In two civil wars (2014 and 2019), no party to the conflict has been able to gain the upper hand. Interventions by regional and major powers are playing an increasingly decisive role in the conflict.
Libya is currently divided between two centers of power. One is the Tripoli-based government led by Fayez al-Siradj, which is recognized by the United Nations, and the other is the government in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk, which is represented by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and several other European countries.
by Basit Abbasi – CCTV