Libya’s warring sides might be moving towards a political settlement through upcoming elections but risks for a military conflict remain.
The country’s elections and transitional justice process will fail without holding Khalifa Haftar and his supporters accountable.
Known as Haftar’s henchman, Aguila Saleh, a prominent figure of Libya's parallel regime in the east, has been refusing to approve the UN-backed government's budget four months ahead of elections.
Regional experts say warlord Khalifa Haftar is making desperate attempts to prolong his existence in the country but the ground is slipping under his feet.
After a decade-long catastrophic fighting, the country’s western and eastern forces take the path of reconciliation. But experts doubt it could end the civil war.
The new interim government and future ministers are replacing Libya’s two rival administrations as part of a UN-backed transitional roadmap, which envisages holding elections in the war-torn country in December.
The pro-Haftar politician, Aguila Saleh, has proposed a change in capital. However, critics see this as yet another obstacle towards peace.
Delegates from Libya’s opposing sides are attempting to select an interim prime minister and presidency council in a bid to reunite the troubled oil-rich country before an election in December.
The UN's decision evoked criticism with regional experts telling TRT World that Libya will slide into more chaos if Aguila Saleh is allowed to shape the country's future.
Sarraj’s resignation might be designed to pave the way for a new reconciliation process between the Tripoli government and the Tobruk-based eastern political forces.
Abdullah Al Thani, the head of the government, which is not recognised internationally, submitted its resignation to the speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh.
Aguila Saleh's motives are unclear but some speculate that he might be positioning himself as a power broker.
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