13 March 2016

Libya: National Unity Govt Comes Into Office

Tripoli — Libyan presidential council declared Saturday that the national unity government had taken office.

The council, in a statement released Saturday, called Libyan institutions to "make immediate contact with the national unity government to prepare for peaceful and organized handing over of power."

In addition, the presidential council called the international community, international and regional organizations, especially the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Africa Union and the European Union "to sever any ties with executive authorities not coming under the unity government."

Libya is now torn apart between two governments, which are fighting each other to gain power.

One of them is based in Tripoli, the capital, and is not recognized by the international community.

The other is based in the country's east and is the only one to be internationally recognized so far.


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