UN concerned about new government getting vote of confidence in Libya

The United Nations (UN) has announced that it is concerned about the rival government in Libya, formed under the leadership of Fathi Bashagha.

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The UN has announced that it is concerned that the transitional government, which was formed under the leadership of the former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and received a vote of confidence by the Tobruk-based parliament, will create new conflicts.

It was stated that the new government, which received a vote of confidence, could trigger regional disintegration and create a chaotic atmosphere.

The UN Secretary-General Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric stated that the vote of confidence did not take place in a transparent and fair environment, adding that intimidation acts occurred before the voting session.

In addition, Dujarric noted that UN Libya Adviser Stephanie Williams will soon begin talks with the Libyan parties. Dujarric also stated that the UN supports the elections.

After the vote of confidence session, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), said that this decision was a step taken by the House of Representatives (HoR) to extend its mandate.

Dbeibeh stated that, in line with his past statements, the Bashagha government has no legitimacy on the ground and will continue to serve until June.

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