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Libyan parliament rejects U.N backed unity government

Libyan parliament rejects U.N backed unity government

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Libya’s parliament has voted out the unity government that was backed by a United Nations plan to bring stability in the country.

“We voted to refuse the unity government and we are now calling for a new government to be formed,” said Ali al-Gaydi, a member of parliamentary after the end of the voting session convened in Tobruk.

Out of the 104 members who participated in the voting, 89 voted against the government proposed by Libya’s Presidential council.

We voted to refuse the unity government and we are now calling for a new government to be formed

The United Nations had urged Libyans to embrace the unity government as a step forward to resolve the country’s political crisis and armed conflict that erupted since the ousting of Muammar Gadaffi.

The Presidential Council was given one month to name a Government of National Accord to stabilise the country, which was thrown into turmoil following growing threats from Islamic State militants.

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