Libya’s interim government led by Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni has submitted a letter of resignation to Tobruk-based House of Representatives Speaker Aguila Saleh, the parliament said in a press release on Sunday.
This came during an emergency meeting held by the Parliament speaker to discuss the demands of the Libyan demonstrators in Benghazi, who are protesting against the poor living conditions and the lack of services provided to citizens, notably the frequent power outages and severe shortage of fuel.
The meeting was attended by deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, the heads of the Parliamentary Committees, ministers of finance, health and economy, and a member of the General Electricity Company Administration Committee and a number of the company’s officials.
Notably, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in eastern cities to protest against the political elite and the poor living conditions, including prolonged power cuts and a severe banking crisis.
Witnesses said that the protests also broke out late Saturday evening in Al-Bayda, the former seat of the government, and Sabha in the south, and for the first time in Al-Marj, which is a stronghold of eastern Libyan forces (the Libyan National Army) led by Khalifa Haftar.