Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Libya descended into chaos after the 2011 revolution that toppled and killed dictator Moamer KadhafiLibya’s internationally recognised parliament on Monday voted no confidence in a UN-backed unity government, in a blow to efforts to end the country’s political chaos. The Government of National Accord (GNA) led by prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj is struggling to assert its authority in the North African nation, which has been riven by turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi. “The majority of lawmakers present at the parliament session voted no confidence in the government,” said Adam Boussakhra, parliament’s spokesman.

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