18 – 24 November: HoR members travel to Tangier

Nov 26, 2020 | Libyan actors

On 23 November, a new virtual round of the UN-led Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) began following the conclusion one week earlier of in-person talks in Tunis which were intended decide on the mechanism for nominating and selecting the members of the new Presidential Council and transitional government. Later that evening, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced that the LPDF would be postponed until 25 November in order to ‘allow participants to study the selection options’ that had presented during the day’s meeting.

On 22 November, representatives from both the Tripoli-based and Tubruq-based House of Representatives (HoR) travelled to Tangier, Morocco, for two days of dialogues to agree on a mechanism that would end parliamentary division and create appropriate conditions for a general parliamentary session to be attended by all members.

On 18 November, the head of the Libyan Audit Bureau (AB), Khalid Shakshak, referred the head of the Government of National Accord (GNA)/ Presidential Council (PC), Fayez al-Serraj, along with 9 other senior officials, to the Public Prosecutor on charges of ‘irregularities [involving] the Public Health Insurance Fund.’

On 17 November, the GNA’s Sirte-Jufra Joint Operations Unit Commander Ibrahim Beit al-Mal said that the opening of the coastal road connecting Misrata and northern Sire depended on the withdrawal of mercenaries and the removal of mines in the region, including Russian Military Contractor (PMC) Wagner Group and Sudanese Janjaweed mercenaries. On 18 November, the GNA’s Volcano of Rage (VoR) issued a statement saying that Wagner mercenaries and Sudanese Janjaweed forces were still ‘flooding into’ Sirte to support the Libyan National Army (LNA).