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The new Libyan government – the first government of national unity in seven years – was sworn in before Parliament

The new Libyan government, the first government of national unity after seven years of divisions, took the oath before Parliament on Monday. The new government, The result of negotiations mediated by the United NationsIt replaced the two governments that divided control of Libya in recent years: the Fayez al-Sarraj government, based in Tripoli (in the west of the country), and the government that referred to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and its headquarters in Tobruk (eastern Libya). ). The UN talks accelerated after Haftar’s military defeat, after his failed attempt to seize Tripoli and impose his authority over the whole of Libya.

Claudia Ghazini, International Crisis Group analyst and Libya expert, He knew The division of the new government is a “historic step” for the country.

The new government is led by Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dabaiba, one of Libya’s richest men, and aims to lead the country to elections scheduled for December 24, which, if held, would be the first nationwide since 2014. Dabaiba will face several problems, including the presence of foreign soldiers and militias. In the Libyan territories.

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