Libya's HoR unanimously approves scrapping General Commander of Libyan Army position
[Libya Observer] The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), convening in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, voted unanimously to remove Libyan Army General Commander position, which was created by the HoR in Tobruk in 2015.
The front man for the HoR Hamouda Sayala said all of the members who attended Monday session agreed to scrap the position.
The creation of the Army General Commander position in 2015 by Tobruk-based HoR was then described as a role designed to fit Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
and his military ambitions as the Libyan Army did not have such a post since its formation in 1951.
...back at the alley, Slats Chumbaloni was staring into a hole that was just .45 inch in diameter and was less than three feet from his heavily sweating face ...
the HoR in Tripoli welcomed the peace initiative proposed by the Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez al-Sarraj, announcing the formation of a contact committee in that regard.
The HoR also said it will elect next week the presidency of the parliament with the majority vote system.
Al-Sarraj proposed in a presser in Tripoli holding a Libyan Gathering "Multaqa" that will be sponsored by and coordinated with the UNSMIL, in order to gather all Libyan parties that advocate for peace, democracy and stability, excluding those who advocate for dictatorship and have had Libyan blood on their hands.
Posted by: Fred 2019-06-18