Thousands of people demonstrated Friday, September 24 in Tripoli to denounce a motion of censure passed by the Libyan parliament against the transitional government, three months before elections crucial for the future of the country, according to an AFP correspondent.
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The parliament does not represent me
the people want the fall of the parliament
" or "
no to divisions
", could we read on the signs brandished by the demonstrators gathered on the Place des Martyrs, a vast esplanade lined with palm trees and buildings in Italian architecture, in the heart of the capital.
Call for a "big demonstration"
Some of them displaying the red, green and black national flag, these demonstrators responded to the call on Tuesday of the head of the transitional government based in Tripoli, Abdelhamid Dbeibah, for a "
" on Friday.
The objective was to protest against the motion of censure voted on Tuesday by the Parliament sitting in Tobruk.
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Since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011, Libya has been plagued by bloody violence and struggles between rival powers in the east and west of the country.
The vote in Parliament has aroused "
" by the UN and worsened tensions between the protagonists, as the North African country tries to turn the page on a decade of chaos.
It came less than two weeks after President of Parliament Aguila Saleh ratified a controversial electoral law favoring Eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar, much to the chagrin of the authorities in Tripoli.
Elections scheduled for December 24
After the end of the fighting in the summer of 2020 between the two rival camps, a unified and transitional government led by Dbeibah was formed in March to lead the transition.
The formation of this cabinet after a political process sponsored by the United Nations had offered a glimmer of hope.
This government was charged by 75 Libyan personalities of all stripes, gathered under the aegis of the UN, to unify the institutions and complete the interminable political transition, by organizing legislative and presidential elections on December 24.