The interim government in eastern Libya has resigned

The interim Libyan government, sitting in the eastern part of the country, submitted its resignation to the House of Representatives (parliament) on Sunday, September 13.

According to the statement, the head of parliament, Aghila Saleh, the head of the interim government, Abdullah al-Thani, and other senior officials held an urgent meeting. At the meeting, politicians discussed ways to improve living conditions in the country, taking into account the demands of protesters. The past few days have seen demonstrations in Libya caused by a sharp drop in living standards and power cuts.

The House of Representatives will consider a petition for resignation.

On September 12, Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced his commitment to end the blockade of oil facilities and allow the country’s energy sector to resume operations.

Since the overthrow and assassination of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that same year, armed conflicts between different factions have not ceased in Libya. There is a dual power structure: in the east, a parliament elected by the people and cooperating with the Libyan National Army (LNA), Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and in the west, in the capital Tripoli, the UN-EU-supported National Accord Government (NGA) of Fayez Sarraj.