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What after Abu-Shagour’s resignation?



The member of the House of Representatives (HoR), Mustafa Abu-Shagour, announced in a statement, on Monday, his resignation from the HoR.

Abu-Shagour considered the HoR as an obstacle in front of implementing the Political Agreement that was signed in Morocco in December 2015. He stated that it is clear that the HoR had become weaker than managing one legal meeting to tackle the issues of the Libyan citizens.

Abu-Shagour pointed that the head of the HoR, Ageela Saleh, ignored the HoR and insisted on ruling its meetings by deciding when to meet and why.

It is not the first time for Abu-Shagour to accuse Saleh of obstructing the sessions of the HoR. Moreover, other HoR members accused Saleh of deciding on behalf of the HoR. The members called for voting on reforming the HoR or for going to presidential and parliamentary election to end the crisis in Libya.

From his side, the HoR member, Yunis Fannoush, said that the HoR delayed completing its duties until it finished its legal duration according to the constitutional declaration. He added that this delay caused the political division in the country.

Observers said that the resignations and these accusations made the fate of the HoR unknown. One of the problems is that some HoR members called for moving the meetings of HoR to Tripoli, while others suggested considering the HoR not existed then to start amending the Political Agreement.

The resignation of Abu-Shagour raises the following questions: Would the scene witness more resignations? Will the United Nations manage for more dialogue especially after the statements of many HoR members who stressed that the presidency of the HoR obstructed the dialogue and the implementation of the Political Agreement?

Some political analysts said that the HoR would not do anything because it is controlled by tribal mentalities, which would worsen the situation unless the UN and the International Community work on going back to the political dialogue.