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Reshuffling Presidency Council underway: HoR member

The House of Representatives (HoR) seeks to reshuffle the Presidency Council to be led by one president and two deputies instead of nine members, said spokesperson of the HoR dialogue committee Abdelsalam Nasiya on Sunday.

Reshuffling the Presidency Council aims to unite the executive authority and supervise presidential and parliamentary elections, Nasiya told 218.

Nasiya said the dialogue committees set a timeline to meet with the electoral commissions that include members of the HoR and the Presidency Council, as 40 of them should select a presidential candidate.

In August 2018, 80 out of 200 members of the HoR submitted a proposal to form a new Presidency Council for the Government of the National Accord (GNA), led by Prime Minister Faiez Sarraj, and separate it from  the executive authority to be in line with the Libyan Political Agreement signed in Morocco in 2015.

According to the agreement, a Presidency Council would govern for a year while the HoR continues with as the legislature.

Under the deal, a nine-member presidency council form a government with the current, eastern-based HoR as the main legislature, and a State Council as a second, consultative chamber.

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