Division in the Libyan parliament… Representatives threaten to boycott Benghazi sessions and hold them in Tripoli

About 40 deputies in the Libyan Parliament waved to boycott the plenary sessions held at its headquarters in the city of Benghazi, and to hold sessions in the capital, Tripoli, after Eid al-Adha, in protest against the outcomes and decisions of the last closed session that was held at the beginning of the week. current.

In a statement, the deputies considered that the last session held by the Presidency of Parliament, “contradicts what the Presidency announced in the last two sessions that the sessions will be suspended until after Eid al-Adha,” denouncing its holding and the invalidity of any decisions issued in it.

The deputies confirmed that the session, which was held last Monday, is “null and does not rise to the level of legislation or a parliamentary decision,” considering that what happened in the session was “recklessness and an attempt to weaken Parliament.”

The signatories to the statement gave the parliament presidency a deadline to cancel the decisions issued in the session no later than the date of the consultative session in Tripoli, which “will be decisive in the history of the parliament’s march.”

The Libyan parliament had voted, in Monday’s session, to choose the president and members of the Constitutional Court, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that it was unconstitutional, in a move that would raise new disputes with the Supreme Council of State and threaten to split the judicial authority.

Parliament also decided to dismiss the current head of the Administrative Control Authority and choose “Khaled Amrajeh Muhammad al-Mabrouk” as his successor, and to dismiss the chairman and members of the board of directors of the National Planning Council and to choose a new board of directors.

The Constitutional Court is the focus of a dispute between the political and judicial parties in Libya, since Parliament approved a law to establish a Constitutional Court consisting of 13 members in the city of Benghazi instead of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court in Tripoli, which stipulates that laws may not be unconstitutional except for the Speaker of Parliament, or the Prime Minister, or 10 deputies, or 10 ministers,” and did not include any reference to members of the State Council.

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