Libya's outgoing provisional Congress 'plans to reopen'

Libyans gather during a protest against new nationalist-dominated parliament that is based in the city of Tobruk, on August 8, 2014, in the capital TripoliLibya’s outgoing provisional General National Congress (GNC) is to resume operations despite being superseded by an elected national parliament, its spokesman said on Saturday. “The General National Congress will hold an emergency meeting in Tripoli to save the country’s sovereignty,” spokesman Omar Ahmidan said on a local television station. He made the announcement after Islamists said they have lost confidence in the new parliament, holed up in the eastern city of Tobruk because of the violence in the capital Tripoli.

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