UN pushes for the last chord of Libyan unity

Tripoli – The United Nations on Monday urged the warring factions in Libya to agree on a unity government after they were offered to proposals to allay concerns about the regional distribution of shares in a sustained power UN deal.
The UN said in a statement after consultations with the two parties proposed a Presidential Council would be extended from six to nine members, including the prime minister, five deputy prime ministers and three senior ministers.
Members of two rival parliaments of Libya were to meet separately to discuss the UN proposal Tuesday.
The product of months of negotiations, the UN proposal for a national government includes members of both factions and tries to reflect the traditional regional balance of Libya. The radicals have stood the case.
Four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, the State of North Africa is mired in a conflict between two rival governments and loose coalitions of armed factions that support them in a struggle for control.
The government recognized Libya and its elected parliament have operated out of the eastern city of Tobruk Libyan army since the dawn faction took the capital Tripoli last year, has set up a government and reinstated the former Parliament .
The country has no national army. Rebel militias fought together against Gaddafi in 2011, but then turned against each other and are often more loyal to their tribes or cities and Libya to the east, west or south regions of the state.
Western governments see the agreement of the United Nations as the best option to deal with the crisis in Libya, which enabled Islamic State fighters to gain ground and smugglers take advantage of the chaos to ship thousands of migrants to the Europe.
The EU said a unity government would bring more financial assistance and training support to rebuild a national army, but officials are mulling sanctions against political leaders that block an agreement.

Check Also

Tunisia’s Kais Saied becomes an ordinary politician

Many analyses of Tunisia post July 25 have concentrated on assessing President Kais Saied’s reshaping …