TRIPOLI, 10 March 2021 – The Libyan parliament on Tuesday approved the government of national unity presented by the new interim prime minister, Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah.
The approval came Tuesday during a rare session of parliament held in the city of Sirte, birthplace of the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
The government of national unity will be in place until United Nations-organized elections are held in the north African nation on 24 December 2021.
Libya has been trapped in a decade of violence and instability since NATO led a military campaign that ousted Gaddafi from power, leading to his death.
Dbeibah thanked Libyan members of parliament for green-lighting his government, saying it shows they can put country ahead of politics and personal interests.
Libya’s parliament is riven with division and observers say they were extremely encouraged to see MPs put those divisions aside to focus on the way forward.