By Farah Waleed.
Tripoli, 22 April 2014:
General National Congress (GNC) members today continued to debate the seven prime ministerial candidates vying to . . .[restrict]replace caretaker Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni.
Today’s scheduled GNC sitting was cancelled, to give political blocs the opportunity to further discuss the candidates who presented their agendas yesterday.
Gharyan Congressman Mohamed Younes Al-Tomi, told the Libya Herald that some GNC members had asked for more time to reach a decision.
“Debates are ongoing among Congress members and, in my opinion, it is unlikely that a vote on the candidates will be held today,” he said. “It is more likely that a vote will take place on Sunday.”
Tomi added that some members had also discussed potential candidates to replace GNC President Nuri Abu Sahmain whose position has become tenuous following the circulation of leaked video footage of an incident earlier in the year.
Many members were reportedly absent from today’s sitting. Among those missing were a number who said they would not return to Congress until Abu Sahmain resigned. [/restrict]