130 MPs in the Libyan House of Representatives signed a document stipulating their distrust of Head of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Sarraj, according to Ibrahim Al-Doursi on Wednesday. Al-Doursi, who is The member of the Libyan House of Representatives in the eastern city of Tobruk, also said that there are negotiations ongoing with the High Council of State to form a new Presidential Council.
He clarified that “the MPs’ signing of the document is a step ahead towards the right path due to his failed presidential work, his failure to achieve his promises and the militias’ subjugation of Al-Sarraj.”
The member of the Libyan House of Representatives added that “there are talks with a large number of members of the High Council of State in Tripoli to agree on the formation of a Presidential Council composed of one Head and two MPs.” He asserted that “the statement of untrusting Al-Sarraj would be directly issued from Tripoli the following day with the names of the signatories.”
In a press statement, the bloc of Cyrenaica MPs in the Libyan House of Representatives denounced “the violence in Tripoli and the resulting losses.” They called for “self-control and for the immediate return of the two dialogue committees and all those members of the High Council of State wishing to participate as well as the MPs boycotting the idea to the meeting to amend the political agreement.”
“We demand the transfer of the headquarters of the Government of National Accord and its bodies from Tripoli to any other Libyan city not controlled by militias and armed groups,” the statement added.
Since Sunday, the Libyan capital Tripoli has been witnessing a security tension that has increased since the dawn of Monday. The tension culminated in violent clashes during which heavy weapons have been used, leading to the death of five people and injury of 27 others, as the Ministry of Health in the Libyan Government of National Accord has announced.