Christian Berger, the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Egypt, stated that the holding of the elections in Libya is very critical in terms of ensuring the establishment of a legitimate government.
Berger said that he appreciates the merger decision of two branches of Libyan Central Bank and that this decision will have positive results for the Libyan economy.
On the other hand, Berger noted that the EU is ready to give all kinds of support for the elections to take place as soon as possible, and stated that the political process should continue.
In a parliamentary session held on February 10, Fathi Bashagha, former Minister of Interior and one of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh’s important western rivals in the presidential elections on December 24, was elected as the new Prime Minister of the transition period by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR).
However, the PM described any plan to form a transitional government as “reckless” and “a farce” that could lead to more internal fighting. “I will not accept, in any way, handing over (power) to chaos,” PM Dbeibeh said.