The spokesman for the House of Representatives (HoR), Faraj Abu-Hashem, said that Ezz-Edden Al-Awamy is nominated for vice-president of the Government of National Accord (GNA), confirming the decision was taken after “consultations with members of the HoR who praised his patriotic positions”.
Abu-Hashem said on his Facebook page “after consulting with the member Soliman khattab about the newly created seat in unity government of eastern region, we agreed to nominate Ezz-Edden Al-Awamy, whose positions are well known throughout the democratic process in Libya, as he handed power to the HoR in last year. His origin, Belonging and national positions, are well known all over Libya”.
He added “we discussed with number of members of HoR, all praised his patriotism. So we announce Al-Awamy’s candidacy for the vice-president post, we are confident that he will not reject this national duty, he has not requested, we did not consult with him yet”.
On another hand, the United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, handed the political dialogue amendments on the draft to the parties, related to the added deputies to presidency of the Government of National Accord, the minister of state and the mechanisms, to select the cabinet ministers.
Kobler said that the amendments are based on consultations with Libyan parties in a session held in Skhirat last October.
The amendments cited the addition of two deputies to the presidential council, the minister of state for civil society affairs, and the right of president deputies to object decisions issued by the Council of Ministers.
The new amendments confirmed also that, choosing or sacking the any one of the ministers is done with the majority of cabinet ministers, in case voting is not possible inside the Presidential Council, and the Prime Minister has the right to object or approve cabinet reshuffle.
Kobler, who came after his successive Bernardio Leon, stressed in two conferences, in Tobruk and Tripoli, the need to sign the political agreement and the Government of National Accord.