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Libyan government rejects UN power-sharing proposal

Published 19/10/2015

Libya's government has rejected power-sharing proposals
Libya's government has rejected power-sharing proposals

Libya's internationally recognised government has rejected a UN proposal for a power-sharing arrangement with rival Islamist-led authorities that was intended to bring peace to the north African nation.

Farraj Abu Hashem, spokesman for the internationally recognised parliament, said today that they will not sign the agreement to form a unity government because the UN refused to exclude amendments added by the Islamist authorities without their consent.

Libya slid into chaos after the 2011 toppling and killing of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The internationally recognised government is confined to the far east while a rival Islamist-led government is based in the capital, Tripoli.

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