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Libya rents floating ship to host parliament guests

The Libyan government rented a floating ship on Monday to host the parliament’s guests including journalists and special envoys who will attend the parliament vote of no confidence for interim Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thani’s government, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news agency reported.

Head of the Parliamentary Settlement Committee, Faraj Najem, said: “The floating hotel is a special ship which will host the parliament’s escorts and journalists who will attend the parliament’s session,” noting that “the deputies will stay at the Dar Essalam hotel in Tobruk, and not on the ship.”

Najem pointed out that “the interim government hired the ship because the city of Benghazi does not have enough hotels to accommodate the parliament’s guests.”

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news agency learned from a source inside the parliament, who refused to be named that “the government hired the ship for $60,000 per day”.

The source believed “the parliament will vote to grant confidence to interim Prime Minister, Abdullah Al-Thani’s government. The parliament began its deliberations regarding the caretaker government on Tuesday in Tobruk.”

The source added: “The parliament will probably grant confident to Al-Thani’s government amid a clear absence of rivals and opposition. Further, Al-Thani enjoys the support of members of the national forces, the federals, and civil society.”

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