The U.N. backed deal calls for a 17-member government, headed by businessman Fayez el-Sarraj as premier, based Libya’s capital
A growing sentiment – which has even been characterized as a grassroots movement – calls for the restoration of Libya’s 1951 constitution
The first vice-president of the body said in the confusion of the parliament vote, Ahmed Miitig did not secure enough votes
Parliament spokesman Omar Hmeidan said several people were wounded in the shooting by the gunmen
Western powers hope a peaceful vote will help move Libya towards democracy
The parliament reached the conscensus following popular pressure after it had extended its mandate that ended on Feb. 7
The GNC, elected in 2012, was to end its term on Feb 7, but its members extended its mandate
Libya‘s largest coalition in the national assembly said it was boycotting sessions from Thursday, protesting at delays in drafting a ...
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