A spokeswoman for the presidential council told multiple media that Libyan Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush was suspended from her duties on Saturday and subjected to a travel ban. The President opened an investigation”for administrative violationSpokesman Najla Weheba told Libya Panorama on Saturday.
According to online media El-Mursad, close to General Haftar, a strongman in eastern Libya, he may have taken foreign policy decisions without consulting the Presidential Council (PC). According to a decree signed by the Presidential Council raised by the media, “An inquiry commission was set up under the chairmanship of PC’s vice-chairman Abdullah Allafi.».
He has to submit his report within a maximum period of 14 days. The suspension and travel ban against Najla al-Mangoush comes days before an international conference on Libya is to be held in Paris.
The convention, which takes place on 12 November, should prepare for the 24 December presidential election, which should be followed by a legislative election a month later. These elections are supposed to end a decade of chaos in the country after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011. The candidature submission process for the presidential election will open this Sunday.
After years of armed conflict and territorial divisions between East and West, a new interim government was appointed earlier this year, under the auspices of the United Nations, to lead the transition between now and the elections. For the international community, the priority is to hold these decisive elections, but they remain fraught with uncertainties, particularly due to strong internal differences between the regions of the East and the West.
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