TRIPOLI, 16 March 2021 – Libya’s new unity government has started work on a transition expected to lead to national elections, next December 24.
The setting up of the new government ends years of rival administrations – one based in the capital, Tripoli, and another based in the western town of Benghazi.
The swearing in follows approval last week by parliamentarians, who put aside their own differences and rivalry for a rare session in the town of Sirte.
The new government was presented for approval by parliament, by Libya’s new interim Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.
He was elected during peace talks brokered by Switzerland and the United Nations.