Libya: Preliminary Accord Reached On Unity Government


The two opposing Libyan governments, with parliaments in Tripoli and Tobruk, reached a preliminary accord on a national unity government in a bid to end the conflict and political-institutional crisis currently underway in the country.

The deal reached in Tunis will now need to be approved by the two assemblies, the National General Congress (CGN) backed by Islamist factions in Tripoli and the Tobruk parliament, recognized by the international community.

According to the Libya Herald, the sides agreed to form a committee that will name a prime minister and two deputy premiers, while another work group will reform the Constitution.

The new UN envoy for Libya, Martin Kobler – who didn’t attend the meeting in Tunisia, parallel to those of the UN – defined it “a great starting point”.

The sides in the conflict are expected next week in Rome for an international meeting.


MISNA, or the Missionary International Service News Agency, provides daily news ‘from, about and for’ the 'world’s Souths', not just in the geographical sense, since December 1997.

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