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Libya's Tobruk-Based Parliament to Move to Benghazi After City's Liberation

Sputnik News

21:08 20.09.2016(updated 21:14 20.09.2016)

The House of Representatives, Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament, plans to move its headquarters to the city of Benghazi after it is freed from terror groups, the parliament’s President Aguila Saleh told Sputnik on Tuesday.

AL QUBAH (Sputnik) – He added that the parliament would not move to the new headquarters until the security forces deem it safe.

“The place is ready, the secretariat of the parliament [House of Representatives] in Benghazi is making the official headquarters ready for the parliament, we will move there soon,” Saleh said.

Libya has been in a state of turmoil since 2011, when a civil war began in the country and long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown.

As agreed in December 2015, the two Libyan rival parliaments – the House of Representatives and the Tripoli-based New General National Congress – established a UN-backed Libyan Political Dialogue as a mechanism of reconciliation and formed the Government of National Accord, which is yet to be supported by the House of Representatives.

© Sputnik

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