September 19, 2021
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Libya’s Dbeibah hits back at parliament over no-confidence threat | Politics News

Libyan leader says the eastern-based parliament’s failure to vote on a state budget is delaying his administration’s work.

Libya’s interim prime minister has pushed back against parliament’s threats to withdraw confidence from his unity government, as a burgeoning rift raises fears over the continuing peace process to end years of war.

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who took office in March, said the eastern-based parliament’s reasons for not approving his repeated budget proposals were “unrealistic and flimsy” and blamed the body for hindering planned December elections.

The budget dispute has emerged as a core element in the growing friction between rival political factions that has undermined a United Nations-backed process, which had been seen as the best chance at peace in years.

Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh last week demanded that Dbeibeh appear before the chamber,…

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