Confidence vote on hold as Libya unity govt asserts authority

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (L) attends a press conference with Ahmed Maiteeq (R), Libyan deputy prime minister of the Government of National Accord, and Mohammad al-Ammari (C), a member of the GNA, in Tripoli on April 18, 2016Libya’s parliament postponed a vote of confidence expected to be held Monday on a new UN-backed unity government even as it asserted its authority by assuming control of two ministries. Deputies told AFP a special session of the internationally-recognised parliament, to be held in the eastern city of Tobruk, failed to take place because of “big differences”. There are big differences on what should we vote on first: the confidence or amendment of the constitution,” MP Abu Bakr Beira said.

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