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Tunisia based Unity govt claims power in Libya



Tunisia based Unity govt claims power in Libya

A Tunisia based UN-backed Presidential Council of Libya has claimed power in the war-torn North African country as it has also called on the international community to stop dealing with rival powers within Libya.
Last month, the council nominated a unity government but recognition of the cabinet has been delayed.

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Following the downfall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has had two competing governments since 2014.
In the last few months, the eastern House of Representatives (HOR), based in Tobruk, has failed to vote to approve the unity government.
In a statement on Saturday,the council said that a document signed by a majority of the HOR’s members backing the new government, as well as the endorsement by the Political Dialogue Team, represented a “green light to start work”.

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