It is business as usual for the Government of National Unity (GNU), led by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, despite the decision of the House of Representative to replace him with Fathi Bashagha, revealed the government’s spokesman Mohamed Hamouda.
In a statement on Saturday via his Facebook page, Hamouda denied that members of Dbeibeh’s cabinet had resigned after Bashagha was named by the parliament as the new premier.
“There is a wide campaign of fake and misleading news […] about the resignation of some ministers,” the spokesman said. “They are working normally in their offices”.
The parliament had chosen former interior minister Bashagha by a vote on Thursday. However, the incumbent, Dbeibeh, has rejected the parliament’s moves, saying he will only relinquish power after a national election.