UNSMIL 'rips' HoR  no-confidence motion, says GNU remains legitimate

UNSMIL 'rips' HoR  no-confidence motion, says GNU remains legitimate

September 22, 2021 - 14:24
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has expressed its concern over the House of Representative's (HoR) decision that passed a no-confidence motion against the Government of National Unity (GNU).

"The Mission confirms that the current GNU remains the legitimate government up until it is replaced by another government through a regular process, following the elections, the UNSMIL said in a statement Tuesday.

It noted that the government's primary focus remains on moving the country towards the parliamentary and presidential elections on December 24, 2021, and providing the necessary services for the people.

The statement recalled in its text previous remarks of the Head of the UNSMIL that the efforts of the HoR should focus on finalizing the Parliamentary elections law and that the leadership of the HoR would advance efforts to build broad consensus on the emerging electoral, legislative framework.

It underscored that the work on the parliamentary elections law should be concluded the latest, by next week, urging all parties to abide by the legal and constitutional framework governing the Libyan political process.

"UNSMIL calls on the HoR and all relevant institutions and political actors to remain focused on completing the preparation of the constitutional and legislative framework for the 24 December elections and to refrain from any action that could undermine the electoral process and the country’s unity, security, and stability."