On Thursday, the Libyan Prime Minister-designate of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdelhamid Dbaiba, revealed that he had submitted the proposed list of his cabinet members to the Presidency of the Libyan House of Representatives.
In a statement, the government’s media office added that this comes within the framework of Dbaiba’s commitment to the road map specified in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), and to the procedures set for the delivery of the cabinet line-up before holding the vote of confidence session next Monday.
Last Saturday, Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh called on the MPs to convene on Monday, March 8th at 11 am in Sirte to discuss a vote of confidence on the GNU government.
In turn, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) confirmed that Sirte is a ready and safe city to host the parliamentary session.
Last week, Interim Prime Minister Dbaiba said he faced a Friday deadline to form his government according to a UN road map.
He said he had submitted to Saleh a “vision” for a cabinet line-up that would help steer Libya to elections in December, and that the names of proposed ministers would be disclosed in parliament during the confidence vote.
Parliament has 21 days to vote on the line-up, according to the road map.
Dbaiba was selected earlier this month in an UN-sponsored inter-Libyan dialogue. This is the latest internationally-backed bid to salvage the country from a decade of conflict and fragmented political fiefdoms.