Eastren Libyan Government Resigns.
Monday, 14 sept 2020, the Libya’s Tobruk based government submitted his resignation to the speaker of the parliament. Prime Minister Abdallah al-Thani has submitted his resignation to the speaker of the eastern-based House of Representatives. Angry people have burned down many government centers out of anger at the harsh living conditions they face.
The economic, security and humanitarian situation has deteriorated over the years since the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The country is divided into two parts, supported by self-interested governments that have no interest in the Libyan people.”Protesters angry over the area’s crippling electricity shortages, set fire to tires on Thursday, Sept.” 10, 2020 in Benghazi, Libya.
Libya’s east-based parliament has convened an emergency meeting to address the eruption of rare protests over dire living conditions across the country’s east. Friday’s session of the House of Representatives comes after hundreds of young Libyans flooded the streets of Benghazi and other eastern cities. ” Hakeam El Yamany, Associated Press.
The Turkish government, backed by the Tripoli-based government, has put a lot of pressure on General Haftar, who commands troops in eastern Libya. The international community has called on the Turkish government to refrain from interfering in Libya’s internal affairs. Despite the UN’s support for the Libyan-based government, fighting between the Turkish government and pro-Haftar factions has taken a heavy toll on the people of eastern Libya.
Force loyal to General Haftar had opened fire on the demonstrators and killed at least one person. Meanwhile, Turkey’s attack on Libya in January is seen as a catastrophe that could worsen the situation in Libya and lead to clan clashes.
Turkey has a strategic interest in Libya in obtaining military bases in the country and playing a key role in the Mediterranean.Aguila Saleh, speaker of parliament for Libya’s eastern government, is expected to accept the resignation, taking into account the wishes of the protesters. The protesters are demanding that the government fall, and that their lives be changed.
According to the UN, the conflict has displaced over 200,000 people and 1.3million are now in need of humanitarian assistance. In addition, approximately 630,000 refugees and migrants from outside the country – primarily from sub-Saharan Africa – have come to Libya. On 5 January, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invaded Libya, deploying troops in support of the United Nations-backed government in Tripoli, the Government of National Accord (GNA).
The UN recognizes the government headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj as the country’s legitimate authority as Tripoli has battled Haftar’s militias since April 2019 in a severe conflict that has claimed thousands of lives.Human rights abuses took place during the war in Libya. Libya, a transit point for migrants from East and West Africa, was in turmoil during the conflict.
The eastern government has been weakened considerably following a 14-month offensive by the LNA, during which it attempted to take control of the capital, Tripoli. The internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) currently holds the city.