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Guterres calls for prioritizing stability in Libya after parliament names new PM

Guterres calls for prioritizing stability in Libya after parliament names new PM

The UN chief is “following closely” the latest political crisis unfolding in Libya following the parliament’s decision to name a new prime minister, which which threatens to return the country to a stand-off position between two rival authorities.

In a statement issued by his Spokesperson on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres called on “all parties to continue to preserve stability in Libya as a top priority.”

He said he took note of the vote taken on Thursday, by the country’s House of Representatives, to designate a new Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha.

Libyan lawmakers voted to put a new interim government in place, over the objections of the internationally recognized Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh,