Libya rivals urged to sign long-awaited peace deal

Libyan men pose for the camera during a protest against a new government proposed by UN envoy Bernardino Leon, in the eastern city of Benghazi, on October 9, 2015World leaders and the United Nations urged Libya’s warring parties Friday to sign a proposed peace deal installing a national unity government, after a cool response from some lawmakers in the country’s rival parliaments. Libya has had two administrations since August last year when a militia alliance that includes Islamists overran the capital, forcing the internationally recognised government to take refuge in the east. The new government proposed by UN envoy Bernardino Leon would be headed by Fayez el-Sarraj, a deputy in the Tripoli parliament, and include three deputy prime ministers, one each from the west, east and south of the country.

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