Libya’s Dbeibah hits again parliament on risk of no confidence | Politics information

The Libyan leader says the failure of parliament in the east to vote on a state budget is delaying the work of his government.

Libya’s interim prime minister has dismissed parliamentary threats to disconcert its unity government as a widening gap has raised fears of the ongoing peace process to end years of war.

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who took office in March, said the east-based parliament’s reasons for not approving its repeated budget proposals were “unrealistic and flimsy” and accused the panel of obstructing planned December elections.

The budget dispute has become a core element of growing tensions between rival political groups that have undermined a United Nations-backed process that has been seen as the best chance for peace for years.

Parliament speaker Aguila Saleh last week called for Dbeibeh to appear before the house elected in 2014 to be questioned about his government’s performance or to face a vote of no confidence.

In the midst of the deepening political deadlock, many Libyans fear that a process that has succeeded in forming a unified government for the first time in years is falling behind.

A failure of the election or a controversial outcome could end political reconciliation and restart a conflict that has destroyed large parts of Libyan cities, attracted major foreign powers and entrenched foreign mercenaries at the front.

“The problem of elections is not a logistical one, but an absolute legislative one. We have presented a real program to facilitate and implement the electoral process, ”said Dbeibeh on Friday.

Libya has been plagued by corruption and unrest since a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 overthrew and killed long-time ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi.

In recent years the country has been divided between a United Nations-recognized government in the capital Tripoli and rival authorities in the east of the country.

A ceasefire agreement was reached last October that resulted in an agreement on the December elections and a transitional government led by Dbeibah to organize the December polls.

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