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Libyan Dialogue in Bouznika Agrees on Appointments to ‘Sovereign Positions’

Libyan Dialogue in Bouznika Agrees on Appointments to ‘Sovereign Positions’

Sunday, 24 January, 2021 - 07:30
Members of the Libyan dialogue seen in Bouznika on Saturday. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Gatherers at the Libyan dialogue held in Morocco agreed on the formation and members of a small working group that would be tasked with taking practical steps over the appointments to sovereign positions.

The positions were explained in article 15 of the political agreement struck at Skhirat, Morocco in 2015.

The sovereign positions tackled by the 13+13 committee meeting at the resort town of Bouznika on Saturday are the central bank governor and his deputy, head of the Administrative Control Authority and his undersecretary, head of the Libyan Audit Bureau and his deputy, head of the anti-corruption authority and his deputy, and head and members of the High Election Commission.

The committee is comprised of delegations from the High Council of State and Libyan parliament.

Informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that Saturday’s agreement calls for officials from the Tripoli region to assume positions in the High Election Commission, general prosecutor and audit bureau. Figures from the Barqa region would occupy the position of central bank governor and head of the Administrative Control Authority. Officials from the Fezzan region would be appointed to the supreme court and anti-corruption authority.

The working group will call on candidates to submit their nominations according to specific criteria. The window for nominations will open on January 26 and close on February 2.

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