Libyan parliament sets 13 conditions for next prime minister

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 26 Jan 2022, 11:30 AM
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Libya's House of Representatives announced on Tuesday the conditions it has set for the country's next prime minister.

Parliament spokesman Abdullah Blehig said the conditions for the position were approved in the presence of Speaker Aguila Saleh, his first and second deputies and 120 representatives.

The conditions:
1- Must be a Libyan Muslim of Libyan Muslim parents.
2- Shall not hold the nationality of another country.
3- Must not be married to a non-Libyan.
4- Must not be less than 35 years old at the time of candidacy.
5- Must have at least a university degree or its equivalent from an accredited university.
6- Submit a certificate of good conduct and behavior.
7- Must not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or dishonesty.
8- Must be healthy enough to carry out his duties.
9- Submit a written pledge not to run for the upcoming elections.
10- Submit his resignation before candidacy, according to the laws regulating the candidate's work.
11- Obtain the recommendation of 25 members of the House of Representatives.
12- Submit a financial disclosure statement.
13- Satisfy any other conditions stipulated in the laws and legislations in force.

Saleh previously said the current Government of National Unity had "expired" and demanded an investigation into the government on its spending and misuse of power.

In September last year, the House of Representatives withdrew confidence from the Government of National Unity and made it a caretaker government.

The Government of National Unity, headed by Abdulhamid Dabaiba was selected by the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in February 2021.

Elections scheduled for December 24, 2021 were postponed indefinitely over technical and legal issues, according to the High National Elections Commission.

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