Libya's MPs refuse proposed cabinet reshuffle

Libyan parliament turns down a request by Libyan PM Ali Zeidan to reshuffle the cabinet.

Libya's MPs refuse proposed cabinet reshuffle

World Bulletin / News Desk

Libya's General National Congress (GNC), the interim parliament, on Sunday rejected a cabinet reshuffle proposed by interim Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, according to a lawmaker.

"Premier Zeidan sent a letter to parliament today, proposing a cabinet reshuffle," MP Mahmoud al-Gheriani told Anadolu Agency.

He added that the proposed reshuffle included the ministers of interior, petroleum, local administration and housing.

"The parliament, however, turned down the request, given an earlier agreement to withdraw confidence from the government in mid-February," al-Gheriani said.

Neither has parliament nor the government issued official comments on the report.

The GNC agreed on Monday to withdraw confidence from Zeidan's government within two weeks.

The legislature has decided to extend its mandate as well as the transitional period until December 24 of 2014.

Under the original timetable, the GNC should have elected a constituent panel, drafted a constitution and put the charter to referendum before holding parliamentary polls sometime before February of this year.

The new timetable, however, stipulates that a constituent panel will be elected by February; a new constitution drafted by July and put to a vote by August; and parliamentary elections held by December.

Last Mod: 10 Şubat 2014, 09:45
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