Libyan House of Representatives has accused Algeria of “interference in Libya’s sovereign affairs” after Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune declared support for Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, who the parliament replaced him with Fathi Bashagha as the country’s interim leader.
Yusuf al-Agouri, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, published a scathing statement on Saturday targeting what he perceives as Algerian interference in Libyan politics. “Algeria’s actions deny the autonomy of our elected representatives, and threaten the internal unity of Libya itself,” Al-Agouri stated as he lamented Algeria’s recognition of Dbeibeh’s government.
According to Libyan lawmakers, Algeria’s explicit support for one half of the political divide in Libya is putting undue stress on the already strenuous process of political reconciliation following a lengthy and gruesome civil war.
Tebboune invited Dbeibeh to Algeria on April 24, where he expressed his country’s support for the outgoing premier.