Libya's eastern parliament votes against U.N.-backed government in Tripoli

Western powers have been counting on the GNA to tackle Libya’s security vacuum.
By Ayman al-Warfalli
Opponents of Libya’s U.N.-backed unity government dealt the beleaguered body a blow on Monday by voting to reject it in a rare session of the eastern-based parliament, though the government’s supporters dismissed the move as unconstitutional.
The Government of National Accord (GNA), the product of a U.N.-backed deal signed in December, has been seeking endorsement for months as it tries to extend its influence and authority beyond its base in Tripoli, in western Libya.
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Source: reuters.com

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