UN adviser on Libya supports Bashagha’s appointment as PM, report says

Al-Arab newspaper has revealed the strong support of the United Nations Secretary General’s Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, for the idea of ​​​​appointing Fathi Bashagha as the head of government.

The newspaper referred to the close relationship between Bashagha and Williams, which grew during her work as the US ambassador in Tripoli, then as deputy head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), in addition to the time when she was the acting head of the UNSMIL.

Al-Arab attributed the support by Williams for Bashagha’s PM position to the latter’s ability to muster a rare political combination, as he is from Misurata, a former officer in the Libyan Air Force, and has a strong relationship with the armed formations, which he was able to contain when he was Minister of Interior in the Government of National Accord headed by Fayez al-Sarraj.

Al-Arab added that Bashagha may be one of the most important figures who can deal with the file of armed formations to find an appropriate solution to their role before holding the postponed elections.

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